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Elders Take Action on Climate Change

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2015 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

Elders around the world may be our best hope for solving the "super wicked" problem of climate change. Short-term thinking created our current climate predicament.

A New Generation Of Change-Makers

Hung Vo | Posted 04.27.2015 | Green
Hung Vo

Climate change is no longer a myth or conspiracy, but a cruel reality which we must now face. My generation and future generations will have to live longer with the consequences of current patterns and be subject to their impacts.

A Sustainable Tomorrow Begins With The Actions Of Youth Today

Seetha Sriraman | Posted 04.20.2015 | Green
Seetha Sriraman

As a generation that is facing the reality of a changing climate in their own lifetimes, young people are the most vulnerable yet potentially also the best placed (and most motivated) to generate an ambitious societal response that will avoid the most dangerous risks of climate change.

Why We Need To Come Out On Climate Change

Lisa Bennett | Posted 04.22.2015 | Green
Lisa Bennett

Only 4 percent of Americans hear people they know talk about climate change on a weekly basis. Is it any wonder that Congress is not treating climate action as a priority?

Dr. Jane Goodall, Student Leaders, and a Climate Change Metanarrative

EF Education First | Posted 05.24.2015 | Green
EF Education First

On March 21, 500 youth activists at the EF Global Student Leaders Summit outside San Jose, Costa Rica, sat silently as Dr. Jane Goodall delivered a beautiful keynote speech in which she shared her story as a trailblazing woman in science, answered student questions, and encouraged all of us to fight for animals, the planet, and each other.

Feeling the Love All Year Long

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 04.18.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Valentine's Day may have passed, but my kids' haul of chocolate is still lingering. As I attempt to avoid eating just one more piece, I can't help but think about all the love for climate action we felt over the weekend.

Climate Scientist and Mom Will be First Lady's Guest at the State of the Union

Dominique Browning | Posted 03.22.2015 | Green
Dominique Browning

Nicole Hernandez Hammer will be sitting in the First Lady's box as President Obama delivers his sixth State of the Union address. To me, this signals the president's commitment to doing all he can to tackle the dangerous problem of climate pollution. And so I am celebrating.

Washington Needs To Be Shaken Up So The Next Generation Of Americans Can Get A Fair Shake

Tom Steyer | Posted 03.15.2015 | Politics
Tom Steyer

California Democrats are blessed to have a deep bench of talent, and I will decide soon based on what I think is the best way to continue the hard work we've already started together to prevent climate disaster and preserve American prosperity.

Be Unreasonable About the New Climate Economy

Dr. Nasser H. Saidi | Posted 02.23.2015 | Green
Dr. Nasser H. Saidi

The MENA region has timidly begun on a path to making its societies climate-ready and its energy policies climate-friendly. Given its resources, it can play a central role in moving to the new climate economy. And yet despite progress, there is still a long way to go.

Women Must Be Partners And Drivers Of Climate Change Decision-Making

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka | Posted 02.08.2015 | Green
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Millions of women around the world are on the front lines of climate change. The impacts of shifting temperatures, erratic rainfall and extreme weather events touch their lives in direct and profound ways.

Small Business: The 'Neglected Middle' Of Climate Change

Daniel Hill | Posted 02.07.2015 | Green
Daniel Hill

Individually, a small business might use less energy than a 50-story office building. But cumulatively, small businesses in the U.S. alone contribute roughly $60 billion in annual energy costs and nearly half a billion metric tons of annual carbon emissions each year. That's equivalent to powering half the homes in the U.S. every year. Now consider the number of small businesses across the world, and the environmental impact becomes significant.

Facing One of the Greatest Human Rights Challenges of Our Time

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 01.10.2015 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

This fall, I joined college presidents from around the country to plan ways to strengthen campus climate action and sustainability initiatives. Our institutions have a central role in preparing new generations to meet the challenges of climate change.

Leveling The Playing Field

Tom Steyer | Posted 01.05.2015 | Green
Tom Steyer

Participating in these midterm elections has taught me an immense amount about our tremendous democratic system as millions of people across our nation have raised their voices and cast their votes to turn 2014 into an unprecedented year for climate action.

Tackling Climate Change, Together: Five Observations From UN Climate Week 2014

Lisa Manley | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Lisa Manley

Since COP15 in Copenhagen (2009), it has been tough to be optimistic about tackling climate change. However, the tides began to turn in NYC last week, with a very real sense of optimism and unity emerging around the potential of a vibrant, clean, global economy.

Shift Your Spending To Make A Real Difference

Diane MacEachern | Posted 11.30.2014 | Green
Diane MacEachern

As much as manufacturers oppose environmental legislation and regulation, they embrace what happens in the marketplace. They have to. Consumer dollars are their lifeblood. Corporate need for profit gives consumers power. Why don't we use it?

Climate Conversion in New York

Jim Wallis | Posted 11.26.2014 | Green
Jim Wallis

Leaders from many faiths, religions, and wisdom traditions made it clear that climate change presents a spiritual crisis, not just an economic and political debate. Our conversations included dialogue with UN leaders on how to reverse the dangerous direction the world is still taking.

Climate Reckoning: My Own Private Coal Story

Jeff Biggers | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

The total destruction of my family's nearby Eagle Creek community from strip-mining was held up as their cautionary tale. The takeaway: Strip-mining more than stripped the land; it stripped the traces of any human contact.

Paradise Floats on -- the World Watches

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 11.23.2014 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

India and the international community's poor response to the disaster in Kashmir will exacerbate an imminent health and food crisis for years to come, thereby fueling existing political and social tensions in the volatile region.

It's Time for Action on Climate Change

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Eric T. Schneiderman

The bottom line is clear: Climate change is a reality, and it is having a real impact. While the need for a response is urgent in communities across the country, our leaders in Washington have failed to find a way past partisan gridlock and get something done.

Why We March

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer & Nick Visser | Posted 09.22.2014 | Green

Climate activists filled the streets of New York City today for the People's Climate March. People came from across the country and around the worl...

Days Of Action: Why We Vote

Tom Steyer | Posted 09.21.2014 | Green
Tom Steyer

Voting is our right, but it is also our responsibility. Because if we don't take the next step and elect leaders who are committed to building a better future for our kids, other rights -- our rights to clean air, clean water, health and prosperity -- are placed directly in harm's way.

The People's Climate March: Join Us On September 21 To Make History

Peter Lehner | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Peter Lehner

Citizen action is a powerful force for change. When so many of us, from so many disparate backgrounds, ages and interests, take to the streets together, our message cannot be ignored.

Get Mad And Take Action

Kees Kruythoff | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Kees Kruythoff

NRG CEO David Crane's recent blog 'Being Mad As Hell for the Clean Energy Revolution' is spot on. His passion inspires me to join in the call for action on the challenge of climate change and many societal issues that our world faces today.

The Key Political Truth About Climate Change: It's About Our Families

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

It's about families trying to keep asthmatic children safe during heat waves and dirty air days. It's about families struggling to hold on to livelihoods in the midst of drought. It's about families draining nest eggs to rebuild homes after fire, floods, and storm surges.

People's Climate March: 10 Reasons Why This Mom Is Marching

Molly Rauch | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

It's a basic parenting creed. If we want our kids to learn the value of doing something, we need to actually do it ourselves. If we want our kids to learn the value of taking care of our world, we need to take action ourselves. So we march.