Scott Greenler

Program Assistant, Energy and the Environment

Scott Greenler

Scott helps lobby Congress to acknowledge man-made climate change and to act on climate change on a bipartisan basis. He helps FCNL track legislation and amendments relevant to climate change and create space for bipartisan efforts to address this pressing issue. Scott also works closely with coalition partners throughout the faith-based and environmental communities to create a unified voice calling our leaders to action.

Scott is a member of Iowa Yearly Meeting Conservative and grew up attending Madison Monthly Meeting. Scott Graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, where he served as Student Body President and received a degree in environmental biology.

Before Coming to FCNL, Scott was an intern for Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper in his Office of Community Partnerships and Special Initiatives. Scott also interned with the Conservation Lands Foundation, a national nonprofit organization focused on protecting public lands. Scott completed FCNL’s Advocacy Corps Program in its inaugural year, advocating for action on climate change in Colorado. The preservation of the natural world is deeply important to Scott, and he can be found enjoying the outdoors in his free time, through running, rock climbing, skiing, and surfing.

Articles by Scott Greenler

Lawmakers Ask Trump to Recognize Climate Change as National Security Threat 

Lead by Representatives James Langevin and Elise Stefanik, a bipartisan group of 106 lawmakers sent a letter to President Trump on January 11th.

Inside the Greenhouse 


Inside the Greenhouse is a monthly newsletter that provides insight into FCNL’s environmental work, discusses opportunities to engage members of Congress on environmental issues, and shares stories of your work around the country.

Trump Imposes Tariffs on Imported Solar Panels  

On January 22nd President Trump imposed a 30 percent tariff on imported solar panels. The decision came after SolarWorld America and Suniva, two US based solar manufacturers, filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission. The complaint was filed under section 201 of the 1974 Trade Act and alleged that Suniva and SolarWorld America had experienced “injury” due to cheap solar panel imports to the United States.

Update Climate change is more than a security threat – it’s a reality for America’s prisoners 

On December 12 President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2018. In it is a statement that reads: “Climate change is a direct threat to the national security of the United States.”

Update Religious Organizations Call for Passage of the RECLAIM Act 

On Dec. 8th, 40 religious communities sent a letter to the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives expressing support for a bipartisan bill that could jump start economies in coal communities: the RECLAIM Act of 2017.

First Bipartisan Conversation at the Quaker Welcome Center  

On Wednesday November 15th, the Quaker Welcome Center hosted a dialogue between two members of Congress on bipartisanship and addressing climate change.

COP23 in Germany Finds Consensus Minus One 

The U.S. is Now the Only Country Not Committed to the Paris Climate Agreement

The 23rd meeting of the Conference of Parties began on November 6th in Bonn, Germany to advance international climate action.

Update Climate Solutions Caucus Floor Speeches 

On November 1st, members of the Climate Solutions Caucus took to the floor of the U.S. House to speak on the importance of addressing climate change. FCNL is happy to see the commitment of these members to finding solutions to climate change, and we applaud their initiative in raising the issue before their colleagues in Congress.

Statement FCNL Welcomes Transparency in Energy Production Act 

FCNL is pleased to announce the introduction of the bipartisan Transparency in Energy Production Act of 2017.

Update The Clean Power Plan Repeal 

What We Lost, and What Comes Next

On October 10th, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the repeal of the Clean Power Plan.