Dave Connell

Dave Connell is an associate director for marketing at The Nature Conservancy specializing in our conservation strategy work — including climate change, marine and freshwater issues, protected areas and policy. His interests — which he also blogs about on his personal blog, aquariumdrinker.com — include technology, the environment, professional soccer and politics.

Dave's Posts

Why ‘Planet Change’ is Different Than Other Climate Change Campaigns

November 30th, 2009

Planet Change? Yet another web campaign against climate change? Does the world really need one more of those? Yes — because this one is different. And can make a real difference — especially beyond the upcoming United Nations climate meeting this December in Copenhagen. A little over a month ago, The Nature Conservancy launched Planet […] More

Is Tweeting Against Climate Change Accomplishing Anything?

October 23rd, 2009

“Dad, what did you do way back when to help solve climate change?” “Well son, I tweeted my face off about it. I really did. I included some bit.ly links to petition sites, I updated my Facebook status almost every day and I even posted a video comment on YouTube. In short, I did everything […] More

Planet Change: Speaking Out on Climate Change

September 21st, 2009

Over the past several months, I and many of my colleagues across The Nature Conservancy have  been working on Planet Change, a new microsite we are launching today to draw attention to the need for a global solution to climate change that significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions as well as two crucial, yet often overlooked […] More

Climate Change: What Do You Want to Save?

August 11th, 2009

If you’ve followed the climate change debate over the last several months – indeed, even over the last year – you may have noticed something odd: Taking action on climate change is no longer about protecting nature. Taking action is now about how climate change will boost the economy, create green jobs, protect our national […] More

Five Things I Learned About ACES in Five Minutes on Twitter

July 20th, 2009

One small step for man edition: It’s not called ACES in the Senate, it’s called ACELA. Which is weird because I thought that name was already taken. (@ACELAclimateBil) FiveThirtyEight genius Nate Silver thinks he can make some money from this whole climate change thing and has put out an open call to climate change skeptics […] More

Five Things I Learned About ACES in Five Minutes on Twitter

July 16th, 2009

Seriously, this is going to be a regular thing. Why? Because we love twitter. Think ACES is going to be the end of coal as we know it? Think again. SolveClimate reports that 43 old fashioned coal-fired power plants that are either already under construction or into the permitting process will come online without the […] More

Five Things I Learned About ACES in Five Minutes on Twitter

July 14th, 2009

With Sarah Palin penning an incendiary op-ed in The Washington Post today on the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES) this morning and the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works holding hearings on the bill, there’s plenty of tweet action on ACES today. Here are five things I learned about ACES in […] More

Five Things I Learned About ACES in Five Minutes on Twitter

July 13th, 2009

Here at Cool Green Science we love us some Twitter. It gives us access to a huge source of news and views on environmental topics, helps us interact directly with our readers and spread the word about Conservancy projects. (Go to www.twitter.com/nature_org to follow our tweet goodness.) One of the topics I follow daily on […] More

Economic Stimulus: Good for Fish, Crabs, and People

July 1st, 2009

The following is a guest post from Dr. Rob Brumbaugh,  the Restoration Program Director for The Nature Conservancy’s Global Marine Team. Yesterday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced their selection of marine habitat restoration projects to be funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (aka ‘Stimulus Bill’).  The Nature Conservancy has the […] More

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 26

June 26th, 2009

Today, if all goes according to plan, the House of Representatives will — for the first time in history — vote on climate change legislation. In support of this historic occasion, Cool Green Morning offers up five must-read stories on the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES). Writing for The Huffington Post, Bill Scher […] More

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