Environment America Latest Blog Posts

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

For now, our workplaces may be remote, but our sense of urgency is immediate and our commitment to never stop fighting for the environment is unchanging.

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Emma Searson
Director, 100% Renewable Campaign

The Public Interest Network’s Environment America and U.S. PIRG are working on multiple campaigns to help America get through the coronavirus pandemic as quickly and safely as possible. But we're also working to ensure that when the outbreak ends, the United States’ policies and practices ensure a cleaner, safer, better world for all of us.

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Bronte Payne
Director, Go Solar Campaign

Spending most of my time at home has made me newly thankful for the technology that allows me to stay connected to my loved ones and continue to advocate for clean energy across the country. Unfortunately, these electronics also use a lot of energy, and many continue to draw power even when they aren’t in use.

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

Don’t miss a moment of the electrifying tales of Buffy the Energy Vampire Slayer. Tune in each week to see how Buffy will champion energy efficiency, defeat the energy sucks, and fight for the better world she believes in.

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Johanna Neumann
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

With Mother’s Day right around the corner (May 10), many of us are making plans to celebrate our moms. Here are 12 ideas that you can use celebrate both your mom and nature this Mother’s Day.

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Emma Searson
Director, 100% Renewable Campaign
Josh Chetwynd
Communications Manager

The Public Interest Network’s Environment America and U.S. PIRG are working on multiple campaigns to help America get through the coronavirus pandemic as quickly and safely as possible. But we're also working to ensure that when the outbreak ends, the United States’ policies and practices ensure a cleaner, safer, better world for all of us. 

With a strong commitment to conservation by manufacturers and consumers, the toilet paper we find on our local store shelves - whenever it reappears - can do more to protect our precious forests and our climate.

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

I grew up in rural East Tennessee, where one of our biggest claims to fame was being the place where the movie “October Sky” was filmed. The blue hills and forests of my home painted the backdrop of the 1999 film, and my gym coach even boasted that he’d played an extra in one of the crowd scenes.

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Johanna Neumann
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

Confession: I’ve never really paid attention to Earth Week.

Sure, in years past, I would read the pro-environment editorials in the newspaper and skim the letters to the editor about saving the planet. Maybe I’d pass some well-intentioned ‘Respect Your Mother’ signs that kids put up at intersections, and see images of the “Blue Marble” (what astronauts called this planet when they first viewed it from space) just a bit more frequently.

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Bronte Payne
Director, Go Solar Campaign

With the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and shelter-in-place orders, I’ve been spending a lot more time at home. More time indoors in the old house in Boston where I live means I’m using a lot more energy. I’m doing my best to be energy-conscious and ensure that I’m only using power that I really need. I do this because it’s both better for the environment and a way to make sure I don’t see a large spike in my utility bills.