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  • Join Us: National Health + Climate Forum

    Join Us: National Health + Climate Forum

    The National Health + Climate Forum will bring together national, state, and local leaders from across health disciplines to share best practices, develop shared strategies to grow our impact, and commit to climate action that protects the public’s health — locally and nationally.

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  • Serving Up Climate Conversations for Thanksgiving

    Serving Up Climate Conversations for Thanksgiving

    It’s that time of year again. Pumpkins are being carved, meals are being prepared, and most importantly, families are gathering. Thanksgiving is a time to catch up with loved ones, feast, and be thankful. Given the many extreme weather events that have happened this year and the publicity around the recent IPCC special report and…

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  • 72% of Americans Say Climate Solutions Should be a Higher Priority

    72% of Americans Say Climate Solutions Should be a Higher Priority

    Last month, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released their special report outlining the consequence of a changing climate, and the measures necessary to avert the most dangerous scenarios. The report is a collaborative effort of 91 authors, more than 150 contributors, and includes over 42,000 expert and government comments. It represents…

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  • OUR FUTURE V. THE UNITED STATES

    OUR FUTURE V. THE UNITED STATES

    October is traditionally celebrated as children’s health month. This is a time to bring attention to health issues unique to children as they grow, and work to improve the environments they’re growing in, to make them safer and healthier. It takes a village: family, neighbors, teachers, clinicians, and policymakers are all responsible for ensuring a bright…

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  • Climate as a Voting Issue, Part 2: A Majority of Americans Would Vote for a Climate Candidate

    Climate as a Voting Issue, Part 2: A Majority of Americans Would Vote for a Climate Candidate

    With elections just around the corner, and recent news coverage about politicians talking about climate change, Americans are beginning to think about the candidates and issues they will have the opportunity to vote on this November. Part of the mix of concerns will be about the impacts of climate change and the will for policymakers to work…

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  • NEHA and Climate for Health Release New Video Addressing Climate Change Impacts & Solutions

    NEHA and Climate for Health Release New Video Addressing Climate Change Impacts & Solutions

    The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), in partnership with Climate for Health, a program of ecoAmerica, has developed a five-minute video featuring NEHA members’ success stories addressing climate change impacts and solutions. Environmental health professionals and members of NEHA’s Climate Change Committee from Cambridge, Massachusetts; Salt Lake County, Utah; and Franklin County, Ohio share their inspiring stories regarding strategies…

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  • Voting and Climate Change: Talking Points

    Voting and Climate Change: Talking Points

    The midterm elections are just around the corner, and many Americans are beginning to have political discussions with their friends and families, colleagues, and communities. Amongst a myriad of voting concerns is climate change. And, even though it might not be many Americans’ top concern, it is high concern nonetheless. A majority of Americans are concerned about…

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  • Put Children’s Environmental Health at the Center This Election Season

    Put Children’s Environmental Health at the Center This Election Season

    Extreme weather conditions linked to climate change have impacted the environment, economy, and health of communities throughout the world. Recently in the U.S. alone there has been flooding in Texas and Philadelphia, droughts in parts of Arizona and New Mexico, fires in Yellowstone National Park, hurricanes in Puerto Rico, and heat waves throughout the Southeast.…

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  • Children’s Health Protection is a Critical Measure of Success in Addressing Climate Change

    Children’s Health Protection is a Critical Measure of Success in Addressing Climate Change

    The voices of health professionals on climate solutions have been steadily rising and the health sector is stepping up to mitigate our own climate impact as an integral part of our commitment to improve human health. On September 12, 2018, Climate for Health joined dozens of leading health organizations representing more than five million doctors,…

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  • Climate as a Voting Issue, Part 1: September American Climate Perspectives Survey

    Climate as a Voting Issue, Part 1: September American Climate Perspectives Survey

    This election season has been filled with reports showing the widening partisan divide in America. Opinion gaps are growing on topics such as poor and disadvantaged communities, the size of government, corporations, military, immigration or other key social issues. Climate change has been no stranger to partisanship. So, how does the topic of climate change…

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  • Climate change and the built environment: it’s time to make changes

    Louisiana is known as a sportsman’s paradise, Florida is vacationland and, as we all know, everything is bigger in Texas. Unfortunately, that can be a problem, as some of the things that have been bigger lately have threatened vacation spots, sportsman’s favorite escapes, and residents in all three states; as well as the Virgin Islands,…

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  • Climate Change Can Bring Us Together: 5 Simple Rules for Climate Advocacy

    Climate Change Can Bring Us Together: 5 Simple Rules for Climate Advocacy

    Everywhere we turn it seems we bump up against something political. The news we watch, the athletes we support and even the restaurants where we eat are all increasingly viewed through the lens of partisan politics. Climate change has been viewed similarly, but we have an opportunity to bridge the divide. When it comes to…

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