Environment America Latest Blog Posts

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Adrian Pforzheimer
Policy Analyst, Frontier Group
John Rumpler
Senior Director, Clean Water for America Campaign and Senior Attorney

A huge petrochemical plant is receiving $1.6 billion worth of subsidies from Pennsylvania. Does plastic manufacturing and fracking deserve that kind of support?

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Gideon Weissman
Policy Analyst, Frontier Group
John Rumpler
Senior Director, Clean Water for America Campaign and Senior Attorney

When companies engage in environmentally destructive behavior and fail to clean up after themselves, the rest of us pay -- either with a degraded landscape or with our tax dollars.

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Hannah Collazo
State Director, Environment Colorado

Social distancing may mean putting a pause on certain outdoor adventures. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate the natural world from the comfort of your own home. Consider watching some (or all) of these 14 nature films to make you feel like you are summiting a mountain or trekking through the Amazon.

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

Taking a socially-distanced walk around your neighborhood is a great way to get out of the house, stretch your legs, and see some of the wonder of the natural world in your own backyard. Here is a list of 10 ways to appreciate nature on a walk around your neighborhood.

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Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

Looking for a great book about nature? We got you covered. We asked some of our staff to share their favorites.

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John Ammondson
Advocate, Environment New Mexico

Guest blog from John Ammondson of Environment New Mexico about his daily neighborhood walks and reminders that he has found of nature all around us

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Ben Sonnega
Go Solar Campaign, Associate, Environment America

The sun shimmered off the golden dome of the Massachusetts State Capitol as I entered the building to deliver petitions signed by more than 4,000 Bay Staters who want the state to commit to getting all its energy from renewable sources like the sun and the wind.

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Johanna Neumann
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

After my family cut short an overseas sabbatical four months early, we are now in quarantine at my sister-in-law’s in Western Massachusetts. From a small table in the back of their rustic farmhouse, I’ve been leading daily digital huddles for our team of clean energy advocates since all of us have been practicing social distancing and working from home since March 16. Earlier this week our team discussed how our program needs to adapt to the new variables of organizing in this new reality.

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Ben Sonnega
Go Solar Campaign, Associate, Environment America
Bronte Payne
Director, Go Solar Campaign
Emma Searson
Director, 100% Renewable Campaign
Graham Marema
Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy, Lead Digital Organizer
Johanna Neumann
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

The coronavirus pandemic means that we’re all spending more time at home. This shift in “place” also means a shift in how we consume energy. We’re keeping the lights on longer in our homes. We’re doing the dishes and turning on the microwave more often. We’ve left communal spaces, which means we’ve also left communal energy consumption, and isolating our energy use as we isolate ourselves. For some, this might mean an uptick in electric bills, even at a time of financial uncertainty.

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James Horrox
Policy Analyst, Frontier Group

Since the 1980's, when Rachel and Stephen Kaplan published their groundbreaking book The Experience of Nature: A Psychological Perspective, we’ve known that spending time in natural surroundings has all manner of benefits for our psychological and emotional wellbeing.