Inside Elections and the Environmental Vote


March 7, 2017 | 6:00-8:30 PM

The Latest Research on Getting Environmentalists to Vote

Environmentalists aren’t voting as much as they ought to, but some recent advances offer hope for the future. Big data has completely revolutionized how modern political campaigns target and communicate with voters, and a new generation of behavioral scientists has thoroughly changed our understanding of why and how people decide to vote. These changes present a large number of counter-intuitive and exciting discoveries, while also suggesting both good and bad news for the environmental movement. With fresh data from the 2016 Presidential election, Nathaniel Stinnett will discuss how modern political campaigns identify and mobilize voters, and how that impacts environmental policy at the local, state, and federal level.

About Our Speaker

Nathaniel Stinnett is the Founder & CEO of the Environmental Voter Project, a non-partisan nonprofit that uses big data analytics and behavioral science to identify non-voting environmentalists and then get them to vote. Recently dubbed “The Voting Guru” by Grist Magazine, Stinnett was named one of the country’s 50 environmental visionaries. He has held a variety of senior leadership and campaign manager positions on US Senate, Congressional, statewide, and mayoral campaigns, and Stinnett is a frequent expert speaker on political strategy for campaign management trainings, issue-advocacy nonprofits, and top universities. Formerly an attorney at the international law firm of DLA Piper LLP, he is also widely recognized for this work as a land-use, environmental, and real estate attorney. Stinnett holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Boston College Law School. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and daughter.

The Environmental Voter Project Website:

@enviro_voter (Environmental Voter Project)
@NCStinn (Nathaniel Stinnett)