April 19, 2014

Growing a Greener GOP From the Ground Up

Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Awards

Al Sample, Executive Director of the Pinchot Institute for Conservation accepts TR Award

ConservAmerica held its annual Theodore Roosevelt Award function in Washington, D.C. on March 12, 2014. A full house celebrated the GOP’s great conservation legacy. The four Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Award honorees were: Gifford Pinchot and the Pinchot Institute for Conservation. Gifford Pinchot created the U.S. Forestry Service and was our nation’s first chief forester. Serving […]

Gifford Pinchot, Pinchot Institute for Conservation Recognized by ConservAmerica

Gifford Pinchot

At our annual Theodore Roosevelt Banquet on March 12, ConservAmerica will recognize the tremendous contribution to American conservation by Gifford Pinchot and the Pinchot Institute for Conservation. The Pinchot Institute celebrates its 50th anniversary this year of its founding at Grey Towers, the former Pinchot home in Pennsylvania. To learn more, watch this trailer for […]

President Nixon’s 1970 State of the Union address

Here is an excerpt from President Nixon’s annual message to Congress, delivered on January 22, 1970: “The great question of the seventies is, shall we surrender to our surroundings, or shall we make our peace with nature and begin to make reparations for the damage we have done to our air, to our land, and […]

Barry Goldwater and the Archdruid

Barry Goldwater  during an interview at his home in December, 1988.

Years after fighting to approve the Glen Canyon Dam, conservative/libertarian icon Barry Goldwater said: “What have we done to this beautiful desert, to our wild rivers? All that dam building on the Colorado, across the West, was a big mistake. What in the world were we thinking?” The LA Times wrote about Goldwater’s change of […]

Theodore Roosevelt Banquet, March 12

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was featured speaker at our 2010 TR Banquet.

CONSERVAMERICA’S THEODORE ROOSEVELT BANQUET “A Celebration of the GOP’s Great Conservation Heritage” Date: March 12, 2014 Place: Hyatt Regency Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC Time: 6:30PM Keynote Speaker: The Hon. Fred Upton Special Tribute to: Trammell S. Crow and Earth Day Texas Gifford Pinchot/The Pinchot Institute–50th Anniversary President […]

What is conservatism?

Ah, that’s the million (or in the case of Super PAC’s, multi-million dollar) question. One of the great conservative minds of our generation shares his thoughts here. Here’s our favorite excerpt: “5. We must make the environment, the countryside, and the settled communities of our nation into priorities of government. Conservatism is a philosophy of […]

2014: The Year of the Republican Conservation Revival

Are Republicans About to Reclaim TR’s Bully Pulpit on Conservation Matters? I’m likely to spend New Year’s Eve and Day responding to comments and emails from committed progressives and trolls who will excoriate me just for the headline, and from relatives worried about my emotional state. As an eternal optimist, though, I believe the tens […]

40th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act

President Nixon signs Endangered Species Act, December 28, 1973. AP Photo

Today, marks the 40th anniversary of Republican president Richard Nixon’s signing of the Endangered Species Act. The Act passed the House by a vote of 355-4. Our late, good friend Russell Train played a key role in writing the bill. It’s difficult to think of a more successful piece of legislation. Today, we take for […]

24 years ago: Margaret Thatcher on the Environment

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President Ronald Reagan

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Speech on the Environment On November 8, 1989, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher delivered one of the great conservative speeches on the environment to the United Nations. Thirty three minutes long…well worth the time.

Rep. John Saylor: Green Republican

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