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Kelly Henderson, NRDC alum, Washington, D.C.

Kelly Henderson

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Warm Weather in Sochi Highlights Olympians Urgent Call to Tackle Climate Change

Posted February 20, 2014 by Kelly Henderson in Solving Global Warming

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If you have been watching any coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics so far, you’ve probably noticed how some varying weather conditions have caused disruption to the flow of the games. Not surprisingly, all Olympic games tend to face challenges...continued

Christmas Without Christmas Trees? Thanks, Climate Change

Posted December 20, 2013 by Kelly Henderson in Saving Wildlife and WIld Places, Solving Global Warming

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As someone who celebrates Christmas, every year after Thanksgiving I look forward to the ever-tedious process of selecting the perfectly well-balanced Christmas tree to decorate and adore for weeks to come as we enter the Holiday season. Most people who...continued

Safe Climate Caucus: A Vision For Congressional Action For Our Planet

Posted December 3, 2013 by Kelly Henderson in Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Today, action on climate change hit a milestone on the Hill with it being the 100th day of speeches by the Safe Climate Caucus. For 100 days, members of the Caucus have spoken out on a wide range of topics...continued

Federal Government Shutdown Doesn't Stop Protect Our Winters from Making Themselves Known in Washington

Posted October 3, 2013 by Kelly Henderson in Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Saving Wildlife and WIld Places, Solving Global Warming

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It’s the 11th hour on the date prior to the threatened federal government “shutdown” and you have a trip scheduled to Washington the following day. You are flying in from across the country to meet with a number of Senators...continued

How BuzzFeed May Teach You a Thing or Two About President Obama's Climate Action Plan

Posted September 27, 2013 by Kelly Henderson in Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming, The Media and the Environment

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If you are under the age of 40 (give or take), you may occasionally visit an entertainment website called Buzzfeed to help alleviate some your daily stressers and give you a good five minute laugh at something that is likely...continued

Climate Change is Putting Favorite Vacation Destinations in North Carolina in Jeopardy

Posted July 30, 2013 by Kelly Henderson in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Saving Wildlife and WIld Places

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Even though I was born and raised in Virginia, North Carolina will always be my second home. Growing up, my grandfather owned beach property along the North Carolina coast near Pine Knoll Shores and in the small, sleepy town of...continued

Virginia is Feeling the Heat From Climate Change

Posted July 26, 2013 by Kelly Henderson in Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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I am a Virginia native, born and raised in the home of one of the original 13 colonies and birthplace of American settlement. All throughout grade school I was taught the importance of Virginia’s rich history and how many of...continued

How Women Are Leading the Way for Change and Growth in America

Posted July 24, 2013 by Kelly Henderson in Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably

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Women in America: did you know that as of 2010, women comprised 47 percent of the total U.S. labor force? Or that the percentage of women at the helm of Fortune 500 companies has risen to 20 percent this year,...continued

8th Graders Hit by Hurricane Sandy Come to Washington for a Taste of Environmental Policy and Advocacy

Posted June 20, 2013 by Kelly Henderson in Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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To some people, Hurricane Sandy feels like an event of the past and they have long since forgotten its detrimental effects on New York. To others, like the students at Battery Park City School located in the lower west side...continued

President Obama, It's Time to Get Moving on Climate Change

Posted June 12, 2013 by Kelly Henderson in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Moving Beyond Oil

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Does the President have the courage of his convictions to act on climate change? That’s a question many people have begun to wonder since President Obama addressed the nation in February calling for climate action in his State of the...continued

BardCEP Helps Equip Millennials with the Skills for Success

Posted April 29, 2013 by Kelly Henderson in Solving Global Warming, The Media and the Environment

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As a young person in an organization full of seasoned experts, I often find myself wanting to learn and do more to not only contribute to the organization’s goals, but also to develop my own personal skill set and knowledge...continued

Top Winter Sports Athletes Unite to Put Focus on a Changing Climate

Posted April 14, 2013 by Kelly Henderson in Curbing Pollution, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil

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“Climate change” is a term that can polarize people; it can either be the root of activism or the cause of skepticism. Many people are unsure how to respond to the term because they do not fully understand it and...continued

¡Si Se Puede! Yes We Can!

Posted March 14, 2013 by Kelly Henderson in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Moving Beyond Oil

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On a blustery, cold Sunday afternoon in February, more than 35,000 friends, family and strangers came together on the National Mall for the Forward on Climate rally to support action being taken on climate change. This monumental event marked the first...continued

How Science Storytelling is Shaping Future Generations of Scientists

Posted February 20, 2013 by Kelly Henderson in Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, The Media and the Environment

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NRDC is most well-known for being an advocacy organization that utilizes both the political know-how of its policy “wonks” as well as the impeccable strength of its litigation team. Those two forces combined with the grassroots power of 1.3 million...continued

No Snow, No Jobs, No Fun

Posted December 20, 2012 by Kelly Henderson in Solving Global Warming

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While you may not know it due to the unseasonably warm temperatures so far this month, this Friday December 21st is the first day of winter (and yes, also the apocalypse). Other than the Holidays and hot chocolate, most people...continued

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