Celebrating ACE: 10 Years Young

ACE at the Rise for Climate Jobs Justice Rally

Launched in 2008, ACE is celebrating 10 years of educating young people on the science, impacts, and solutions of climate change and empowering them to take action.

We are excited to bring our community together to celebrate on May 2, 2019 in San Francisco.

The event will showcase inspiring young leaders, honoring their achievements in the climate movement. We will also recognize courageous educators and the generosity of ACE's most steadfast supporters.

Event Details

What: A fantastic night of dining and donating to support young leaders taking action to stop climate change.

When: May 2, 2019. VIP reception to begin at 6:00pm with the main event starting at 6:30pm.

Where: Covo, 981 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (map)

Who:150 guests including business leaders in renewable energy, genX professionals, genZ and millenials making a difference, tech pros, government reps, nonprofit partners, philanthropic community, press, and more!

Dresscode: Cocktail or business.

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Keynote Speaker

We are excited to announce that Annie Leonard will join us as the keynote speaker for the evening.

Annie Leonard, Executive Director Greenpeace USA

Annie Leonard, Executive Director Greenpeace USA

Annie Leonard is the Executive Director of Greenpeace USA an independent environmental organization which uses research, creative communication, non violent direct action and people-power to advance environmental solutions. Prior to this role, she was the Founder of the Story of Stuff Project and author of The Story of Stuff (Free Press, March 2010). In December 2007, Annie released The Story of Stuff, a hit 20-minute webfilm that takes viewers on a provocative and eye-opening tour of the often hidden environmental and social costs of our consumer driven culture. The Story of Stuff has generated over 40 million views in more than 200 countries and territories since its launch, making it one of the most watched online environmental-themed films to date. Read More >>



ACE is thrilled to honor the following individuals and organizations for their work and courage in the climate movement:

ACE Fellow Honoree, Vic Barrett

Victoria BarrettVic Barrett has been learning about and fighting against the ways environmental racism and global climate justice manifest for 5 years now. As a Fellow with the Alliance for Climate Education, he traveled to Paris to attend and speak at the COP21 UN Conference on Climate Change, and joined as a plaintiff in the lawsuit brought by Our Children's Trust against the United States government for failing to act to protect our climate for future generations. Read More >>

ACE Teacher Honoree, Leigh Metcalfe

Leigh MetcalfeLeigh Metcalfe is an Environmental Science teacher at Reed High School in Sparks, Nevada and recently earned the honor of being named STEM Teacher of the Year in Nevada. Inspired by the ACE assembly and with ACE’s help, Leigh and her students formed a club to take action to reduce their impact on the environment through school and community based action projects. Read More >>


ACE Supporter Honoree, Katherine Seligmann 

Supporter Honoree, Cathi SeligmannCathi finds great pleasure working closely with her daughter to fund work in the intersections of science, nature, art, education and justice. In particular, Cathi believes in creating space for people to think big about their work and is passionate about supporting environmental organizations as they engage the diversity of strategies and allies that move the needle to solving the problems of climate change. Read More >>



ACE Partner Honoree, The Powershift Network

Power Shift NetworkThe Power Shift Network is a national network of 80 climate, clean energy, and social justice organizations, including youth-led groups, who mobilize the collective power of young people to mitigate climate change and create a just, clean energy future and resilient, thriving communities for all.



Sponsor Info

Sponsorship demonstrates your organization’s commitment to the youth climate movement while at the same time gaining invaluable exposure to ACE’s network of 320,000 individuals.

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Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Solar Sponsors

Rocio and Michael Haas

Earth Sponsors:

Becky and Jim Eisen

Air Sponsors:

MD and Jerome Buttrick

MAP Renewable Energy

Revolution Messaging

Seligmann Family

Wind Sponsors:

Ventana Property Services 

Fire Sponsors:

Frank DeRosa

Do Good Events

Ruben DeLuna Creative

Chelsea and Jonah Sachs

Virgin Unite


Teresa Burns Gunther and Andrew Gunther

Marianne Mitosinka and George Wick

Pension Dynamics Company LLC

Share Progress

In Kind Sponsors:

Hayfork Winery

Fieldwork Brewing Company


Sponsor the 10-year celebration