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This week we were so excited to get to sit down with Nathaniel Stinnett, executive director and founder of the Environmental Voter Project, to get some insights about the recent election and what climate activists can learn from it. Nathaniel brings some truly valuable insight into who climate voters are, what happened with the Latinx vote in 2020, and what EVP is planning in Georgia for the special Senate races currently underway.
As he pointed out, EVP has been working all year in primary and general elections up and down the ballot as behavioral interventions to turn non-voting environmentalists into consistent voters.
“We want new voters to preserve their new special identity as voters…these people, they were the deciders [in this election],” he said.
And the results speak for themselves: EVP targeted 1.8 million environmentalists who had never voted before in 12 key states, made 3 million calls, sent 1 million pieces of mail, and 1.3 million texts. Of those 1.8 million, 609,000 voted early. It’s quite a feat and we think they’re just getting started.
This past Saturday was World Ranger Day and an opportunity to honor park rangers, who are the unsung heroes of conservation. In the United States and abroad, they help ensure that protected places and species remain safe. Yet in parks around the world where poaching remains an immense threat, these men and women often put […]
High heels, wigs, and full makeup may not be the attire traditionally associated with hiking in the great outdoors, yet environmentalist drag queen Pattie Gonia is using her photoshoots to bring awareness to environmental issues and make the outdoors more inclusive for all groups. As Yale Climate Connections wrote, Pattie Gonia says it starts by […]
by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer A new study found that men’s consumer spending causes 16% more emissions than that of women when spending similar sums of money on goods. The study juxtaposed the spending habits of single men and women in Sweden, and found that men were more likely to spend on fuel for […]
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