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Oct 27, 2017

From Project Leader to National Activist

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You may have seen by now that one of Y.E.C.A’s members has been getting some serious national media attention. Lindsay Mouw, former project leader and Climate Leadership Fellow, never imagined that she would be featured on multiple national broadcasts and the front page of the Des Moines Register, but that’s exactly where she has found herself in recent days.

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Oct 09, 2017

EPA Administrator Pruitt Further Solidifies Administration’s Moral Cowardice in the Face of Climate Change

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October 9, 2017, HAZARD, K.Y.—EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced today to a crowd in Hazard, K.Y. that he intends to sign a rule as early as tomorrow repealing the Clean Power Plan. The Obama-era rule was the first significant attempt made by the federal government to curtail greenhouse gas emissions from power plants—the country’s single largest source of carbon pollution.

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Aug 15, 2017

Violence in Charlottesville: Our Response

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It is difficult to know how to respond to the events in Charlottesville, VA. Something so simultaneously demonic, repulsive, and violent must require more than a statement—and indeed it does. But it also requires no less than a forceful repudiation from all faithful followers of Christ, and so Y.E.C.A. is compelled to condemn the events of August 11 as powerfully as possible.

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Jul 20, 2017

Our Comment to the EPA on Halting Methane Standards

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During the campaign, then-candidate Trump often spoke dismissively and skeptically about the reality of climate change and the dangers that it poses to the health and safety of American citizens and our global neighbors alike. Since coming to power, the President has translated this rhetorical resistance into concrete policy, appointing a climate dismissive to head the EPA, announcing his intention to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement, and reversing countless environmental rules meant to steward the earth and to fight the advance of warming global temperatures.

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Jun 19, 2017

Climate Action in the Congo

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Congolese Climate Leadership Fellows Plan Green Campus, Creation Care Week Events

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Jun 01, 2017

Young Evangelicals on Paris Withdrawal: “A Moral Travesty”

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Today, President Trump announced his intent to start the process of withdrawing the United States from official party status to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. Once the process is finalized in 2020, the United States will join only Syria and Nicaragua as the lone countries not party to the agreement. The agreement, which entered into force on November 4, 2016, has been signed by 195 countries and ratified by 147. China, India, the E.U., and dozens of other countries have reaffirmed their commitment to the agreement in recent weeks.

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May 05, 2017

Y.E.C.A. Marches and Lobbies for Climate Action on Capitol Hill

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The stifling humidity and record-setting temperatures were no match for over 200,000 moms, students, scientists, front-line community members, and other activists on April 29. The People’s Climate March 2017 drew hundreds of thousands of concerned citizens out into the streets for 370 separate marches across the country. Y.E.C.A. had members at several of these marches, but its largest presence was in the streets of the capital, where dozens of Y.E.C.A. members from all across the country marched for faithful climate action.

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Mar 28, 2017


Mar 24, 2017

Aaron Iverson | March "Neighbor Award" Winner

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Aaron Iverson is currently a post-doc researcher at Cornell University focused on agroecology and maximizing ecosystem services through agricultural landscapes.

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Mar 17, 2017

Reflections on My Year as a Climate Leadership Fellow

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Climate Leadership Fellow Shannon Farmer reflects on her fellowship experience

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