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Alex Ferraro
Creative Associate

One of the issues that most reliably gets people excited and engaged is our campaign to defend our public lands, especially the Tongass National Forest. But why are people from California to Texas to Maine so passionate about a forest in remote southern Alaska? Much of that passion owes to the fact that some places stir the imagination and therefore, the soul. People also understand intuitively that the campaign to save the Tongass is about something larger than even that vast forest: It’s about what we value as a society.

New Jersey has joined the ranks of the nation’s clean transportation leaders by setting into law ambitious steps toward an all-electric, zero-emissions future.

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Graham Marema
Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy, Lead Digital Organizer

Our clean energy intern Katie Moffitt writes about the power of "small acts of resistance" and how you can advocate for 100% renewable energy commitments in your community.

As the world returns to a “new normal,” emissions could rise unless we act.

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Emma Searson
Director, 100% Renewable Campaign

Over the last couple of weeks, 100% Renewable Campaign Director Emma Searson has watched in horror as the oil and gas industry has acted like a Halloween bully hoarding all the candy.

Does the end of the pandemic have to mean the end of clean air?

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Johanna Neumann
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

Given the urgency of acting on climate change, we have to take advantage of every opportunity to change how we produce and consume energy. Each decision we make, positive and negative, will reverberate through the remainder of our lives and the lives of those who come after us.

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Emma Searson
Director, 100% Renewable Campaign

Led by U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, leaders on the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released a comprehensive report on June 30, 2020, laying out a framework to tackle climate change at the federal level. The report builds on a swelling tide of state and local leadership.

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Wendy Wendlandt
Acting President, Environment America; Senior Vice President and Political Director, The Public Interest Network

How are the COVID crisis and the climate crisis similar? What lessons should we learn from both?

If it’s safe to go to the beach, it should be safe to go swimming. Too often, though, it’s not.