Call To Action

We are young evangelicals striving to live out what Jesus said was most important: loving God fully and loving our neighbors as ourselves. Climate change is already impacting our neighbors and God’s creation here in the United States and around the world. For the sake of “the least of these,” we believe God is calling us to faithful action and witness in the midst of the current climate crisis. Therefore, we commit ourselves to living faithfully as good stewards of creation, advocating on behalf of the poor and marginalized, supporting our faith and political leaders when they stand up for climate action, and mobilizing our generation to join in.

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What We Do

Our Mission

We are young evangelicals in the United States who are coming together and taking action to overcome the climate crisis as part of our Christian discipleship and witness.


Mobilizing our generation of evangelicals

to act and advocate together. We are building a movement of young evangelicals to overcome the adverse impacts of climate change and pursue sustainable lives that reduce our own carbon impact.


Influencing our senior evangelical leaders

to set an example and support climate action. We are reaching out to our faith leaders and churches in an effort to cultivate real change in perceptions and lifestyles within our own faith community. We support our evangelical leaders who take action on the climate crisis and hold accountable those leaders who continue to oppose our efforts.


Holding our political leaders accountable

to enact responsible and comprehensive climate policies. We advocate for meaningful policy change at the national and international levels. We support our political leaders when they take courageous and responsible steps to overcome the climate crisis.

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The Bigger We Are, The More Effective We Can Be!

Y.E.C.A. was launched when 18 young evangelicals gathered together to draft and sign the Call to Action, and signing it remains the first step to joining in the movement. Read the text below and then consider signing it for yourself.

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The YECA Neighbor Award for Climate Stewardship recognizes the actions of young Christians across the country who are dedicated to the faithful stewardship of the earth and care for its inhabitants. The actions of Neighbor Award winners reflect the message of Romans 13:8-10 which states, “Love your neighbor as yourself. Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.”

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Our Climate Testimonies campaign is a multimedia collection of young evangelicals from across the nation sharing how we came to care about the climate crisis, and how we hope the church will step up to this great challenge. A number of respected leaders in the evangelical community are taking note, providing us with Senior Leader Responses of their own. You are invited to join in this project by sharing your Climate Testimony!...

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The YECA Project Leaders are a motivated group of young Christian leaders who are seeking to make change within their communities. The Project Leader program empowers young leaders to use the gifts and abilities God has given them to craft unique and impactful climate action projects in service of God, neighbor, and creation. Project Leaders work with experienced YECA staff and partners to articulate and promote a biblical understanding of the climate crisis, and to develop a strategy for implementing specific projects around climate action. Project leaders receive training and work together as a cohort to share ideas and experiences and build meaningful relationships.

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Through the Fellows program, we are able to recruit, mentor, and commission promising evangelical undergraduate students from across the United States and beyond. Through this program, we develop faithful leaders who are equipped to transform their communities and help build the climate movement. The Fellowship is a selective program that begins with a training retreat in August and runs until April. One of the central components of the fellowship is the opportunity to develop a climate action plan that strategically engages the fellow’s campus, church and community around climate action. The fellowship includes project support, a yearlong stipend and related travel expenses.

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Latest News

Nov 28, 2018

Y.E.C.A. Welcomes New Climate Solution Proposal

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For the first time in a decade, a bipartisan climate bill will be introduced in the U.S. Congress. Sponsored by two Republicans and three Democrats, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act would put a price on carbon dioxide of $15/ton in its first year and would raise the price $10/ton every year until emissions targets are met. The revenue raised from this fee would then be returned back to the American people in the form of a dividend—or rebate—check.

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Nov 26, 2018

Climate Action Is Up to Us Now

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Last week, the U.S. government released its most detailed report to date about the impacts that climate change is already visiting on American territory, citizens, and infrastructure. Originally commissioned by President Ronald Reagan and codified into law by Congress in 1990, the National Climate Assessment contains input from no fewer than 13 federal agencies. The 4th National Climate Assessment released last week is the product of the work of 300 scientists who conducted 40 regional workshops in 10 regions across the country with over 1,000 people.

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Oct 09, 2018

World Has Moral Obligation to Slow Climate Change

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On October 8, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a long-awaited report detailing the effects of a 1.5-degree C global temperature rise. The report was commissioned by the parties to the Paris Agreement. The body has typically used 2-degree C warming as its baseline, and this marks the first time it has explored the lower temperature threshold laid out in the Agreement. The report finds that contrary to prior assumptions, a 1.5-degree C warmer world still presents dire consequences, particularly for ecosystems and people living near coasts, on islands, and in poverty. However, the report also finds that a 1.5-degree C warmer world is significantly less dangerous than a 2-degree C warmer world, and must be pursued vigorously.

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