Most of what Americans heard from the Trump Administration in its first year focused on dismissing climate change as a man-made problem, exiting the Paris Agreement, and supporting coal and oil. All of which seem to have impacted American attitutdes and actions in dramatic ways. Learn more in our January American Climate Perspectives survey!
At Climate for Health, we work with America’s national health and medical associations and practitioners to support their efforts to understand the implications of climate change, and to develop practical, effective strategies for them to address solutions with their millions of members. As with the rest of ecoAmerica, our parent organization, our work starts with people, and involves listening to truly understand their values, concerns, and priorities. We’ve learned a lot, and will share what we’ve learned with you in ecoAmerica's new series: Climate Talking Points.
It’s here! The Recommendations Report from the 2017 American Climate Leadership Summit, “Taking Up the Mantle,” was published at the close of last year. The report collects the insights of more than 40 world-class speakers, summarizes the six sessions and strategic planning forums, and lists their top recommendations moving forward — nationally, locally, and with key constituencies.
On November 28 in Washington, D.C., the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) and ecoAmerica’s Climate for Health program announced that five prominent nursing organizations have joined them as signatories of the new Nursing Collaborative on Climate Change and Health.
How are leaders across the country stepping up to take action on climate change? ecoAmerica has released Let’s Lead On Climate, a brand-new guide that features nine success stories of initiatives by local organizations who are inspiring and engaging communities around them to make climate solutions a priority. This week's Climate for Health blog features the second of our health leaders, Chris Uejio of Florida’s BRACE (Building Resilience Against Climate Effects) program, which is working with local communities across Florida to build resilience to climate and health impacts.
How are leaders across the country stepping up to take action on climate change? ecoAmerica has released Let’s Lead On Climate, a brand-new guide that features nine success stories of initiatives by local organizations who are inspiring and engaging communities around them to make climate solutions a priority. This week's Climate for Health blog features the first of our health leaders Shanda Demorest, and her organization Health Students for a Healthy Climate, who together are working to fill in the gaps on health professional engagement on climate and health.
Climate change is one of the most pressing public health problems of our time. But it is also one of the greatest opportunities to make positive changes to the health of Americans, as well as globally. Nurses are in every community and as the most trusted profession are well-positioned to take a lead in addressing this public health crisis. In this week's blog Cara Cook of the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments introduces a new video produced by ANHE and Climate for Health and describes the tremendous opportunity nurses have to lead on climate and health.