Environment America Latest Blog Posts

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Steve Blackledge
Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign

Americans have questions about getting into open space during the pandemic.

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Ben Sonnega
Go Solar Campaign, Associate, Environment America

America’s cities are leading the transition to solar energy. With millions of rooftops and lots of land well-suited to solar, it’s not hard to see why. Solar power installed in just the top 20 cities now exceeds that of the entire U.S. capacity in 2010.

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Megan Severson
State Director, Wisconsin Environment

As people in my hometown of Madison, Wisconsin, and across the United States brace for weeks of school closures and social distancing, I am searching for ways to make the most of this challenging period. While our own health, essential needs, and family care arrangements are top of mind, we are also staring down the inevitability of long stretches of boredom. I’d love to help my step-kids fill this time by learning about the planet and how to protect it. So I asked my colleagues at Environment America to help me come up with a list of ideas.

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

When I was seven, my dad took me on my first backpacking trip. My older brother had gone the year before, but this summer it was my turn. It was just me, my dad and our purple bandanas. We filled our backpacks with instant mashed potatoes and hot chocolate mix, then set out into the wilderness of the Cumberland Plateau in East Tennessee.

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Ian Corbet
Conservation America Campaign, Associate

A tragedy that we swore would never happen again, is happening right now. The caribou are going the way of the American bison and our bathroom preferences are having something to do with it. 

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Bronte Payne
Director, Go Solar Campaign

Imagine a future powered completely with clean, renewable energy. Imagine everything about your daily routine, whether it’s turning on your coffee maker in the morning or driving to work in your electric car, powered by the solar panels on your roof and the batteries in your garage.

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Susan Rakov
Senior Vice President, The Public Interest Network; Managing Director, Frontier Group

Imagine a world powered by clean, renewable energy. Environment America’s advocates, organizers and members are spreading this vision to college campuses, cities and states across the country, organizing for commitments to 100 percent renewable energy.

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Jenna Stevens
State Director

What made growing up in Florida so special for me is our incredible natural heritage. Places like the Everglades, the Keys, and our springs are part of my fondest childhood memories and why millions of people come from around the world each year to visit the state. The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is an important part of that heritage.

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Johanna Neumann
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

In January of this year, after working nearly 20 years with Environment America and our related organizations, I started a new role as our Senior Director for Campaigns for 100% Renewable Energy. In this capacity, I direct a team of talented advocates and organizers that work with our state offices and allies across the country to move America and the world toward a future powered entirely by clean renewable energy.

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Ben Sonnega
Go Solar Campaign, Associate, Environment America

Recently, I had lunch with a friend who is an energy consultant working on utility issues. As we got chatting, he mentioned that street lamps were among the biggest energy users in cities around the country. Even as someone who spends most of his day thinking about energy issues, that was surprising. When I think of energy efficiency and conservation, I have to admit street lamps aren’t at the top of my list of concerns. But after learning this interesting fact, I decided to do some research.