ecoAmerica’s most recent contribution to the National Environmental Health Association’s Journal of Environmental Health was published in the December 2020 issue, “Ambition, Restoration, and Justice: A Path Forward on Climate Solutions.”
Working at the intersections where people live, work, learn, and recreate, environmental health professionals are on the front lines of ambitious climate solutions that protect our health, help restore our natural environment, and achieve a more just and equitable future. NEHA and ecoAmerica have partnered for several years now on climate and health initiatives, most recently at the 9th annual American Climate Leadership Summit. The theme for this summit—Ambition, Restoration, and Justice—is a good framework for environmental health professionals to think about the issue and their interventions. The ambition, restoration, and justice framework can lead to timely and effective solutions when grounded in three straightforward observations. We are amidst a true climate emergency, solutions are available now, and they must be solved in a broader social context by all of us working together.