Every Day is Election Day
  • January 2 2021
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Voting is a habit, not a series of one-off transactions. And at the Environmental Voter Project, we leverage the latest behavioral science to work year-round in local, state, and federal elections to turn non-voting environmentalists into consistent super-voters. To us, every election is an important behavioral intervention opportunity.

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

Vote in Georgia
  • November 7 2020
  • Blog posts

Let's flood Georgia with environmental voters on Jan. 5th

The cutting-edge Environmental Voter Project (EVP) has identified 382,844 environmentalists in Georgia who are very unlikely to vote in the Jan. 5th U.S. Senate runoff elections.

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

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

Workers start pre-processing absentee ballots at the city of Lansing Clerk’s Election Unit on November 2, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan Photo: Jeff Kowalsky (Getty Images)
  • November 2 2020
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Gizmodo: Inside Environmentalists' Final Efforts to Get Out the Vote

This election cycle, the climate crisis is on Americans’ minds. In an October poll from the New York Times and Siena College, 58% of people surveyed said they were “very concerned” or at least “somewhat concerned” about climate change, and potential voters in swing states expressed worry about its effects in their communities.

 Even in recent national elections, more than 15 million registered U.S. voters who 'strongly prioritize progressive environmental policies' have neglected to vote, according to the Environmental Voter Project. (Photo: Matt McClain/Getty Images)
  • September 24 2019
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Mother Nature Network: Millions of Environmentalists Are Registered to Vote in the U.S. But Don't. What if They Did?

Environmental issues tend to fall through the cracks in American politics, where they are often ignored, belittled or even denied by politicians. Yet this familiar political climate, much like Earth's climate, is more changeable than it might seem.

A home on stilts sits amid coastal waters and marshlands along Louisiana Highway 1 on Aug. 24, 2019, in Grand Isle, Louisiana. Drew Angerer / Getty Images
  • September 15 2019
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Buzzfeed News: Forget About The Climate Deniers. It’s The Climate Liars We Need To Stop.

The international scientific community is shouting from the rooftops that we have just 11 years to act to avert climate catastrophe. Yet it often seems like nobody is listening — climate denial thrives, and politicians are doubling down on fossil fuels in the face of a global emergency.

What is your plan?
  • December 28 2018
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NBC News: ‘A Green Wave': Signs Point to Voters Demanding Action on Climate Change

Going into the midterm elections, few candidates made the warming planet a keystone of their campaigns despite devastating fires and storms that scientists say have been worsened by carbon pollution. Climate change has typically been low on voters’ lists of priorities.

Nathaniel Stinnett, founder and executive director of the Environmental Voter Project
  • April 21 2018
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Yes! Magazine: 13 Climate Justice Leaders Imagined as Comic Superheroes

The Earth could use some climate-change-fighting superheroes right about now. And according to a new comic series by the nonprofit Amplifier, there are a few real-life ones in our midst. Thirteen of them, actually.

Green thumb on the scale: Nathaniel Stinnett quit his job at a law firm to focus on nudging more environmentalists into the electorate. Photo by Danielle Robertson
  • April 9 2018
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Washington Monthly: Planet Earth Gets a Ground Game

In a crowded field, no issue more spectacularly illustrates the failures of our political system than climate change. We are hurtling toward catastrophes that threaten the very existence of humankind, yet the matter is almost totally absent from political discourse. Donald Trump’s 2018 State of the Union address didn’t mention it. Neither did the official Democratic response. There are no fights being waged on climate policy in Congress; no government shutdowns based on it; no think pieces wondering whether Democrats should emphasize the environment over identity politics.

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