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The combination of the SCOTUS EPA ruling, it’s ramifications, the failure of last chance budget reconciliation legislation amidst the global heat waves, and their consequences have many climate solutions advocates in despair. Read ecoAmerica’s Statement on the SCOTUS EPA Ruling and Failure of Reconciliation Legislation and find resources to activate your friends, workplace, community, and policymakers in this July eUpdate.

Schools for Climate Action's H.Res 975

Schools for Climate Action is a non-partisan, grassroots, youth-adult campaign with a mission to empower schools to speak up for climate action. They advocate for elected officials to combat the climate crisis in order to protect current and future generations. Their H.Res.975 - Expressing the mental health impacts of recurrent climate-related disasters on youth, has over 35 cosponsors. ecoAmerica and and the American Psychological Association’s Mental Health and Our Changing Climate Report was specifically cited as supporting the rationale. Take action through their social media toolkit with a template letter to your representatives and social media graphics to share their efforts through your network!

Schools for Climate Action was the 2022 American Climate Leadership Award winner and you can read their replication guide HERE.

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Get Out the Vote for the 2022 Midterms!
According to the Environmental Voter Project, over 12 million environmentalists skipped the 2018 midterm elections. We must turn out better in 2022. We’ve heard for a long time that now is the time for climate action. But, the evidence is only growing — now is the time for climate action. Help Get Out The Vote with ecoAmerica’s voting resources.
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Are Americans Making the Climate and Health Connection?

The American Public Health Association’s Katherine Catalano joined ecoAmerica’s Nicole Hill, MPH, and Jennifer Giordano to record a special episode exploring the findings from the latest American Climate Perspectives Survey and why the report is important for public health.

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Environmental Justice: An Advocate’s Triumph

In 1991, over 1,000 people gathered in Washington, DC from 50 states for the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit. The Summit, hosted by the United Church of Christ resulted in the 17 Principles of Environmental Justice and redefined the environmental movement. Thirty-one years later, due to the advocacy work of WI Green Muslims and others, Wisconsin opened a state Environmental Justice office earlier this year. Watch this episode to hear why communities need environmental justice offices and what we might do to get one where we live.

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Learn more and register for our upcoming episodes in the Let’s Talk Climate series, HERE.

Presbyterian Church (USA) Disinvestment

The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) approved divestment. By a 340-41 margin, commissioners to the 225th General Assembly voted to place five energy companies — Chevron, ExxonMobil, Marathon Petroleum, Phillips 66, and Valero Energy — on the General Assembly Divestment/Proscription List “until their actions comply with the General Assembly’s established criteria.”

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ICLEI: Equitable Transitions Guide Book

To support fair and inclusive transitions, ICLEI collaborated with cities from different world regions under the Urban Transitions Alliance project to create a methodology that allows mapping the social equity outcomes of local sustainability plans across three dimensions: access, participation, and opportunity. This guidebook aims to provide insights and recommendations for city practitioners to better understand and unpack what social equity means for sustainability programs at the local level.

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Feature Blog: Clergy Bridging the Gap

A rabbi in Jerusalem and a seminary professor in Kentucky are finding a way to help solve the global climate crisis: through the hearts and minds of the faithful, one congregation at a time. Rabbi Yonatan Neril, Founder and Director of Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development, and the Rev. Leah Schade, a professor at Lexington Theological Seminary (and Blessed Tomorrow partner), are among a growing number of religious leaders who are working to bridge the gap between faith and climate.

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Ambassador Community News

Register for a Climate for Health, Blessed Tomorrow, or Path to Positive Communities Ambassador Training to become equipped with the knowledge, hands-on experience, and resources to speak and act confidently on climate change and solutions. Climate for Health, Blessed Tomorrow, and Path to Postive Communities trainings are now offered virtually, online. Read a quote from Path to Positive, Billie Anderson, on why you should sign up.

July Trainings with NNPHI and NACCHO

ecoAmerica’s Climate for Health program hosted two Ambassador trainings this month. The virtual training with NNPHI gathered more than 100 public health professionals on July 21, while the training with NACCHO was hosted in person at NACCHO’s NA360 conference in Atlanta on July 20. Welcome to all the new ambassadors!

Summer Reading! July Climate Ambassador Book Club

Join your fellow Climate Ambassadors today July 27th at 12:00 pm ET / 9:00 am PT to reflect on and discuss All We Can Save edited by Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Dr. Katharine Wilkinson. To find a copy, start by checking out your library for a physical or audio/e-book option, ask in your local "Buy Nothing" group if you belong to one, try out Thrift Books, or purchase from a local bookstore. We can’t wait to see you there!

Welcome New ecoAmericans!

Ben Fulgencio-Turner, Director, Climate for Health
Ben leads ecoAmerica’s Climate for Health program, a national initiative to build climate leadership and action in the health sector, advancing solutions that protect personal and community health.

Jacob Villanueva, Marketing Communications Specialist
Jacob works within the marketing team to promote and deliver ecoAmerica’s resources while managing the organization’s digital and social media content. 

Join Our Team!

Join our growing team as our new Path to Positive Communities Program Director. You will lead ecoAmerica’s work to engage America’s communities (cities, counties, states and community-based nat’l orgs) in #ClimateSolutions.

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