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Forest restoration project in Chattahoochee, FL, part of ACC’s Electric Election 2020 Roadtrip

One environmental non-profit aims to change the conversation among conservatives

Conservative activist Benji Backer began the American Conservation Coalition (ACC) in 2017, after first coming up with the idea in a freshman entrepreneurship class at the University of Washington.

“He saw this gap in ideas when it came to the environment,” said ACC Communications Director Karly Matthews. “There was a lot of progressive and liberal engagement on the issues and he felt that conservatives did care about the issue, but they weren’t talking about it.”

By working with representatives at all levels of government, Benji hoped to “revamp this environmental conversation and actually make some progress in reducing emissions by bringing both sides to the table.” …

Nadine Zylberberg

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