The Des Moines Register: Regardless of Trump’s decision on Paris accord, Iowans can keep leading on clean energy

May 30, 2017 | In the News, State Press Clips, What's New

By Rev. Susan Hendershot Guy | May 25, 2017

I was heading back to the hotel at the end of a long day. I had been attending a conference in Washington, D.C. on climate advocacy, and what I wanted was to have some dinner, read a book and think about something other than climate change for a while. I hailed a cab, climbed in, undoubtedly stared at my phone and started texting with a friend. The cab driver was chatty, and he asked me what I do for a living.

This is usually the point when I will say something vague, such as, “I run a nonprofit organization,” or “I do advocacy on clean energy.” I have found it to be a good practice when I want to avoid political conflict not to say the words “climate change.” But for some reason, maybe because I had just spent all day learning about how to be a better advocate, I said, “I run a nonprofit organization that works on the issue of climate change with people of faith.” Read More

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