People cast votes at the Richland County Voter Registration and Elections Office on the second day of in-person absentee and early voting on Oct. 6, 2020 in Columbia, South Carolina. Credit: Sean Rayford/Getty Images
  • July 4 2021
  • Press

Inside Climate News: Sporadic Environmental Voters Hold the Power to Shift Elections and Turn Red States Blue

A new report from the Environmental Voter Project claims to have identified a hidden voting bloc in nine states: low-propensity environmental voters.

Protesters hold placards during the Keep the Promise rally
  • April 22 2021
  • Press

WBUR Cognoscenti: So You're Serious About Climate Change: Vote In Your Local Elections

After the trauma of the 2020 election cycle, the American people would be forgiven for seeking a brief break from politics. We lived through a bitter presidential campaign, two runoff elections in Georgia to determine control of the U.S. Senate, and an armed insurrection at the Capitol, all amidst a global pandemic. It should come as no surprise that this has left voters, volunteers and donors with a serious case of election fatigue.

  • April 13 2021
  • Blog posts

Environmental Voter Project Statement on the murder of Daunte Wright

The entire Environmental Voter Project family is deeply saddened and outraged by the horrific police killing of Daunte Wright in Minnesota.

2020 Impact Report cover
  • March 20 2021
  • Blog posts

Two Special Briefings on EVP's 2020 Results and Plans for 2021

We're thrilled to share our 2019 - 2020 Impact Report with you - and we're even more excited to invite you to two special briefings on the Environmental Voter Project's 2020 results & plans for 2021 (plus Q&A).

2020 Impact Report cover
  • March 19 2021
  • Reports & Studies

EVP's 2020 Impact Report is here!

We're thrilled to share our 2019 - 2020 Impact Report with you!

LA County Election workers process mail-in ballots - Robyn Beck via Getty Images
  • March 18 2021
  • Press

HuffPost: The ‘Army Of Environmental Super Voters’ Is Growing, And Marching On City Hall

Nathaniel Stinnett launched the Environmental Voter Project in 2015 to resolve a simple but enormously important contradiction. Polls found a vast majority of Americans understood climate change and wanted the government to act. And while millions of those people were registered to vote, many never cast ballots.

Absentee voter vote by mail ballot
  • March 18 2021
  • Press

Our Daily Planet: Environmental Voter Project extends to 5 new states to mobiliize millions

The Environmental Voter Project (EVP) has announced that it will be expanding its voter outreach programs into five new states: Alaska, Texas, Kansas, Iowa, and New York. With this addition, the EVP will now operate in 17 states to identify inactive environmentalists and equip them with the tools to become lifelong voters.

Volunteer Spotlight
  • March 11 2021
  • Blog posts

"It's important and it's necessary": The Story of an EVP Volunteer

Historic. Challenging. Chaotic. Surreal: Those are just some of the many words that can be used to describe 2020. In a year that required adaptability and patience for almost every aspect of life, one thing that stood out was that over 158,000,000 Americans voted in the 2020 presidential election.

Nathanial Stinnett, Executive Director of the Environmental Voter Project
  • February 22 2021
  • Press

Citizen's Climate Lobby: Environmental Voter Project helped put climate near top of national agenda

At Citizens’ Climate Lobby, we often say the solution to climate change is democracy. Well, the first step to engage with our democracy is voting. Research shows, however, that many who are concerned about the state of our climate don’t even take that initial step. In fact, tens of millions of people who identify as environmentalists have been no-shows at the polls on election day.

Stacey Abrams speaks to Biden supporters on Nov. 2, 2020, at Turner Field in Atlanta. Credit: Brynn Anderson/AP
  • January 20 2021
  • Press

Living on Earth: Georgia's green voters helped deliver the Senate to the Democrats

Voters most likely to rank the environment as their top priority are young, Black or Latino, and they were key voters in the two recent senatorial wins in Georgia that gave the majority to Democrats.

2020: The Year American Voters _____ed The World
  • August 7 2020
  • Blog posts

2020: The Year American Voters _____ed The World

This fall, you get to fill in the blank.

Environmentalists Most Motivated To Vote In 2020
  • April 3 2020
  • Blog posts

Environmentalists Most Motivated To Vote In 2020

Of the 1,514 registered voters surveyed in the November poll, a stunning 14% listed climate and the environment as their top priority.

Stay Home. Stay Healthy. Promise to Vote.
  • March 29 2020
  • Blog posts

Stay Home. Stay Healthy. Promise to Vote.

Now is the time to stay home and stay healthy.

Our 2018 Impact Report
  • April 6 2019
  • Blog posts

Our 2018 Impact Report

We've got big news. We've combed through voter files, crunched all the numbers, and now we're proud to provide you with a copy of the Environmental Voter Project's 2018 Impact Report.

Environmental Voter Project: 2017 Impact Report
  • March 21 2018
  • Blog posts

Environmental Voter Project: 2017 Impact Report

You wanted results? Well, here they are. The Environmental Voter Project is thrilled to release its second Annual Impact Report.

Sign the pledge: I will vote in every election!
  • August 2 2017
  • Blog posts

Sign the pledge: I will vote in every election!

Environmentalists need to start voting...and we need to start now.

Trump Climate Decision Could Wake "Sleeping Lion" That Is Environmental Voters
  • May 31 2017
  • Blog posts

Trump Climate Decision Could Wake "Sleeping Lion" That Is Environmental Voters

Statement from Environmental Voter Project Founder Nathaniel Stinnett on President Trump's Reported Decision To Pull The United States Out of the Paris Climate Accord.

Environmental Voter Project Gets Stunning First Year Results
  • March 28 2017
  • Blog posts

Environmental Voter Project Gets Stunning First Year Results

The Boston-based nonprofit that uses data analytics and behavioral science to identify non-voting environmentalists and turn them into consistent voters has just released the results from its first year of mobilizations.

Environmental Voter Project - 2016 Impact Report
  • March 28 2017
  • Blog posts

Environmental Voter Project - 2016 Impact Report

You wanted results. We gave you results. The Environmental Voter Project is thrilled to release our first Annual Impact Report.

Marching is Good. Voting is Better.
  • March 5 2017
  • Blog posts

Marching is Good. Voting is Better.

"Resistance" will be futile if those horrified by Trump's agenda don't commit themselves to becoming consistent voters in the future. Even if Trump loses in 2020, another right-wing reactionary will come down the pike sooner rather than later, and only sustained progressive turnout will prevent the next Trump from seizing power.

Nathanial Stinnett, Executive Director of the Environmental Voter Project
  • February 22 2021
  • Press

Citizen's Climate Lobby: Environmental Voter Project helped put climate near top of national agenda

At Citizens’ Climate Lobby, we often say the solution to climate change is democracy. Well, the first step to engage with our democracy is voting. Research shows, however, that many who are concerned about the state of our climate don’t even take that initial step. In fact, tens of millions of people who identify as environmentalists have been no-shows at the polls on election day.

Stacey Abrams speaks to Biden supporters on Nov. 2, 2020, at Turner Field in Atlanta. Credit: Brynn Anderson/AP
  • January 20 2021
  • Press

Living on Earth: Georgia's green voters helped deliver the Senate to the Democrats

Voters most likely to rank the environment as their top priority are young, Black or Latino, and they were key voters in the two recent senatorial wins in Georgia that gave the majority to Democrats.

Nathanial Stinnett, Executive Director of the Environmental Voter Project
  • December 18 2020
  • Press

Mother Earth Podcast: Nathaniel Stinnett on how to make our leaders protect the environment

In this second of two special bonus episodes to Season One of the Mother Earth Podcast, we sit down for a timely conversation with Nathaniel Stinnett, founder and executive director of the Environmental Voter Project.

The Climate Pod
  • December 9 2020
  • Press

The Climate Pod: What Motivates Environmental Voters?

This week, Nathaniel Stinnett, founder and executive director of the Environmental Voter Project, joins the show to answer one basic question: what the hell is going on with environmental voters? Just kidding...kinda.

Nathanial Stinnett, Executive Director of the Environmental Voter Project
  • December 4 2020
  • Press

Our Daily Planet: Environmental Voters Were Highly Influential This Year

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.

Nathanial Stinnett, Executive Director of the Environmental Voter Project
  • December 2 2020
  • Press

My Climate Journey: Nathaniel Stinnett Returns!

Back by popular demand, today's guest is Nathaniel Stinnett, Founder and Executive Director of the Environmental Voter Project, a non-profit that aims to significantly increase voter demand for environmental leadership by identifying inactive environmentalists and then turning them into consistent activists and voters.

Nathanial Stinnett, Executive Director of the Environmental Voter Project
  • November 27 2020
  • Press

Living on Earth: Mustering Georgia's Environmental Voters

The 2020 Presidential election had a historic turnout, including young voters and voters of color, who are statistically more likely than other voters to list climate or the environment as their top priority when voting. Nathaniel Stinnett explains to Steve Curwood how turnout of environmentally-focused voters might influence Georgia's twin US Senate run-off elections January 5th.

Climate activists hold signs at a protest in Washington on the day after Election Day. (Eric Lee/Bloomberg)
  • November 18 2020
  • Press

The Washington Post: So How Much Did Climate Change Matter In The 2020 Election?

Two big issues dominated the 2020 election: the economy and the coronavirus pandemic. But voters concerned about climate change still helped Joe Biden win the White House.

The Sunrise Movement organized protests like this one in July 2019 in Philadelphia to pressure the Democratic National Committee to hold a primary debate focused on climate change. (Jeff Brady/NPR)
  • November 11 2020
  • Press

WHYY: Pennsylvania Environmentalists Actually Voted This Year. That's A Big Deal.

In the battleground state of Pennsylvania, voters prioritizing environmental issues may have tipped the scales of the election in favor of Joe Biden.

Activist signs during the "Fire Drill Fridays" climate change protest and rally outside on Capital Hill on December 20, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images
  • November 10 2020
  • Press

Heated: 600,000 new environmental voters

Since the election, a lot of ink has been spilled about youth voter turnout, which increased about 8 percent compared to 2016. Part of this is undoubtedly due to the climate movement. But not all climate-related get-out-the-vote efforts were focused on people under the age of 35

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