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ecoAmerica is moving society toward climate solutions by inspiring and empowering trusted national institutions and their many millions of stakeholders to visibly act and advocate.

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Robert Perkowitz

Co Principal Officer


Main address

1730 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Suite 200

Washington, DC 20036 USA

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Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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ecoAmerica builds institutional leadership, public support, and political resolve for climate solutions in the United States. We help national mainstream organizations elevate their climate leadership, providing them strategy, tools and resources to: Demonstrate Visible Climate Leadership Empower Climate Literacy Engage all Constituents Build Collective Action and Advocacy In two years, we help our partners permanently transform into national climate leaders who inspire others on solutions and commit to climate neutrality. ecoAmerica’s mission to build public support and political resolve for climate solutions is built on our commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI). ecoAmerica’s JEDI Commitment (

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Climate for Health

Climate for Health is a national initiative led by a diverse network of health leaders from across the health sector representing key health care, public health, clinical, and medical institutions and associations. Founded by ecoAmerica, Climate for Health offers tools, resources, and communications to demonstrate visible climate leadership, inspiring and empowering health leaders to speak about, act on and advocate for climate solutions.

Population(s) Served

Blessed Tomorrow is a coalition of diverse religious partners united as faithful stewards of God’s creation. We inspire our communities to act on one of the greatest moral challenges of our era: climate change. Blessed Tomorrow is by people of faith, for people of faith, offering ideas, tools, and language that are familiar, compelling. Through Blessed Tomorrow, faith leaders work to reach 100% clean energy, prepare for a changing climate, and engage their communities, while maintaining the distinct voices of their traditions.

Population(s) Served

Path to Positive Communities is a growing body of diverse community leaders and organizations across America united to advance local climate solutions. The Path to Positive Communities program empowers local and regional leaders to elevate the benefits that climate solutions bring people and their communities, and inspire civic leaders and residents to support solutions at local, regional, and national levels. Leaders and organizations from American cities, counties, and states are invited to join the Path to Positive Communities program.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Over the past six years, ecoAmerica has built a unique network of over 100 national organizations that can accomplish this. We reach beyond traditional climate networks and inspire and empower these trusted national institutions in health, communities, and faith sectors to recognize climate change as mission centric. Then we work with and through them to engage their millions of members.

Following our long-term strategy, ecoAmerica is now shifting emphasis from national infrastructure
to local action and advocacy at the personal, workplace, community and policy levels for greater ambition, restoration and justice in climate solutions. Over the next 3 years, with emphasis on the Midwest and Southeast, we will expand our network to state and local affiliates, launch a campaign
for climate action, advocacy and collective action, and refine our resources and training programs to support local action.

Timing is critical. Corporations, financial institutions, technology and most developed and developing nations around the world are all moving toward definitive action in 2021 and 2022. With a supportive federal government, we have the opportunity and unique positioning to help shift social and political norms for definitive climate solutions now.

ecoAmerica collaborates with our coalition partners to activate their local affiliates and members in climate action and advocacy with:

1. Guidance and support to embed climate solutions in their priorities, websites and communications,
2. Training for corps of internal, peer-to-peer “Ambassadors” to reach out to members in their workplaces, places of worship and communities,
3. Localized resources to inspire and empower action to reduce climate pollution, restore thriving nature in an inclusive and just manner, and advocacy for powerful climate policy action at the state and national levels,
4. A cross-sector public commitment and campaign (MomentUs), to bring the network together in local and national collective action with a cross-sector commitment, and
5. New partner agreements that codify commitments and actions.

Objectives and Key Results (2021-2022)
1. Expand and strengthen the Network including our leadership circles, partners, and the overall
coalition to leverage, scale, and diversify local, regional, and national climate ambition, restoration, and justice to empower local action for national impact.
a. Expand Leadership: Reimagine Leadership Circles to include an executive tier for guidance and program support, and a membership tier to enable expanded participation, reaching 50% of leadership at state and local levels.
b. Refine, Expand, and Activate the Partner Network with new LOAs that stimulate deeper engagement locally in our programs (eA sectors, ACLS, ACLA, Let’s Talk) and in

c. collective action. Sign up 80% of all current coalition partners and expand the network by 25% in 2021 with a focus on JEDI.
d. Ambassador Program: Refine training and outreach to support expanded ambition, restoration, justice, and advocacy. Establish CfH, P2PC, BT, and partner Learning Management System capabilities and scale to 5,000 ambassadors.
e. P2P for the People: Reformulate P2P guidance and network to empower citizens to compel their organizations, communities, and policy makers to act on climate and distribute directly and through partners.
f. Develop Sector and Cross Sector (eA) listservs for all of our leadership groups to directly connect amongst one another.

2. Launch campaign for local climate action, advocacy, and collective impact for and beyond our
network to catalyze proactive local leadership and participation to make climate solutions a top priority at personal, organizational, community and policy levels.
a. Commitment: Develop a statement committing signatories to strong climate action, collective impact, and advocacy.
b. Signatories: Enroll 80% of current leaders and partners and expand engagement to enlist 10 partners, 250 orgs, and 25,000 individuals.
c. Outreach to other sectors: Explore alliances with influential associations in education, business, the arts, and the environment to expand the coalition and diversify engagement.
d. Advocacy and Action: Develop and implement national advocacy plans

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How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?



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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.


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Board of directors
as of 03/10/2023
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Board chair

Phil Sharp

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Ed Begley

Actor, Environmental Leader

Georges Benjamin

American Public Health Association

Alan Chung


Leah Missbach Day

World Bicycle Relief

Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker

Ward Economic Development Corporation

Vanessa Hauc

Noticiero Telemundo

Peggy Knudson

Nuclear Threat Initiative

Frank E. Loy

Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs

Matt Mullenweg


Greg Nickels

City of Seattle

Carl Page


Bob Perkowitz


Lisa Renstrom

Confluence Philanthropy

Geof Rochester

GRI Consulting

Guy Snyder

Vedder Price P.C.

Meighen Speiser


Parker White

Usurp Power

Joseph Gatto

Orient Point Partners

Sarah Finnie Robinson

The 51 Percent Project

Tia Nelson

Outrider Foundation

Lise Van Susteren

Practicing general and forensic psychiatrist

Joseph Gatto

Orient Point Partners

Chip Giller


Katherine Neebe

Duke Energy

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/9/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


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