New Let’s Talk Climate Episode Available: “You Can Do This: Replicable Models for Local Climate Action”

By Gibbs Rehlen

In the first episode of the three-part series, “You Can Do This: Replicable Models for Local Climate Action”, ecoAmerica hosts American Climate Leadership Award Finalist Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE). 

As the first environmental justice nonprofit organization in Massachusetts, ACE has defended the rights of Roxbury residents for over 25 years working directly with frontline communities and supporting them on advocacy, organizing, legal and regulatory campaigns. 

Representing ACE, Environmental Justice Legal Services Director & Staff Attorney Sofia Owen shares how she was first exposed to the issues of climate justice and environment and health when her father was running for selectman, and later while doing legal aid work on a Navajo reservation. 

Through storytelling, Sofia explains the importance of talking about climate in terms of asthma and reducing energy bills to explain the relevance and urgency of the issue. Sofia also highlights the importance of community stakeholder engagement to ensure lasting, successful solutions. 

Watch Now 

Don’t miss the other two episodes in Let’s Talk Climate’s American Climate Leadership series, airing on August 11 and September 15, 2022, featuring Roseann Bongiovanni, MPH, Executive Director, GreenRoots, Inc. and Nancy Metzger-Carter, Schools for Climate Action/Sonoma Academy. Learn more and register here

Additional Resources:

Alternatives for Community & Environment

Alternatives for Community & Environment Replication Guide 

American Climate Leadership Awards Replication Guides


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