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Energizing rural-led climate solutions

Energizing rural-led climate solutions

RCP Director Josh Ewing shares strategies with the Rural Urban Bridge Initiative, to ensure rural communities aren’t left out and don’t opt out of all the opportunities that clean energy, regenerative agriculture and federal investments can bring.

Podcast Interview: A renewable rural America

Podcast Interview: A renewable rural America

In a podcast interview with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, RCP Director Josh Ewing outlines a mission to encourage rural people to set politics aside and embrace the clean energy transition in communities of all kinds.

Co-op reform workshop brings together rural organizers

Co-op reform workshop brings together rural organizers

Rural electric cooperatives hold tremendous sway in rural energy systems. These cooperatives (“co-ops”) are nonprofit electric utilities governed by their customers that supply power to more than 42 million people and 22 million businesses in small cities, towns, and...

RCP in 2023

RCP in 2023

Photo courtesy of the ACT Now Coalition Rural communities have emerged as crucial leaders in climate action. Rural people are building effective climate solutions that simultaneously foster local economic prosperity. If our nation is to address climate change, it’s...

Two Worlds, One Country: Climate communications in rural areas

Two Worlds, One Country: Climate communications in rural areas

Josh Ewing, director of the Rural Climate Initiative, tells the Two Worlds, One Country podcast how RCP approaches climate issues and problems in a way that builds support from farmers and rural people, rather than putting them on the defensive.

Energizing rural-led climate solutions

Energizing rural-led climate solutions

RCP Director Josh Ewing shares strategies with the Rural Urban Bridge Initiative, to ensure rural communities aren’t left out and don’t opt out of all the opportunities that clean energy, regenerative agriculture and federal investments can bring.

First Quarter Grantmaking

First Quarter Grantmaking

Catalytic Funding to Start out 2023: A summary of RCP’s first-quarter grantmaking The Rural Climate Partnership (RCP) is a funding collaborative dedicated to providing hometowns across America with tools and opportunities that can accelerate climate solutions and...

EV Opportunities

EV Opportunities

Revving up Rural America: EVs have promising potential for the countryside   Rural communities can see huge benefits from electric vehicle (EV) investments: Despite being only 20% of the population, rural Americans constitute 57% of the nation's driving “super...

Recapping RCP’s First Year

Recapping RCP’s First Year

Recapping RCP’s first year catalyzing rural-led climate solution A year ago in April, the Rural Climate Partnership launched as an ambitious effort to accelerate rural-led climate solutions and help small-town communities leverage the many economic benefits that can...

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