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Date: 2/2/2021
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The Conservation Coalition Launches the Market Environmentalism Academy

WASHINGTON – Today, The Conservation Coalition (TCC) has officially launched the Market Environmentalism Academy, a one-of-a-kind educational tool for environmental activists.

With two new educational courses a month, this platform focuses on the core principles of a market-based approach to climate change and other environmental issues. The Academy will arm activists with the practical knowledge they need to advocate for effective environmental solutions through readings, on-location videos, and interactive quizzes. Not only that, but the Academy runs on a gamification system, meaning activists can win prizes by completing courses. 

To make this initiative possible, TCC is partnering with several organizations and individuals including the Heritage Foundation, PERC, former Governor of Utah Mike Leavitt, Johnny Joey Jones, and climate scientist Barry Bickmore, among others. Each of these partners will provide unique perspectives that will enhance activists’ educational experience. 

TCC Policy Director Christopher Barnard said: “For the first time ever, students will be able to access an online educational platform to learn more about how market-based solutions can save the planet. This is a momentous moment for our organization, as we empower thousands of young people across the country to become the most effective environmental leaders they can be.”

Released to activists today, the first course is an introduction to market environmentalism. Featuring former Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) and the R Street Institute, the course focuses on four key concepts: the market economy, property rights, decentralization, and innovation & optimism.

For more information on the Market Environmentalism Academy, visit the Academy website