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ACE INTERVIEW: Isaias Hernandez on Environmental Education

Raquel Martinez, Social Media Manager

Isaias Hernandez is an Environmental Educator and the Creator of QueerBrownVegan, an educational platform that seeks to provide introductory forms of environmentalism through graphics, illustrations, and videos. His interest for environmentalism started when he was growing up in Los Angeles, California where he faced environmental injustices that eventually led him to earn a B.S. in Environmental Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

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ACE INTERVIEW: William Morris on Faith and the Climate Movement

Raquel Martinez, Social Media Manager

William Morris (he/him) is a 25-Year-old climate activist located in Torrance, CA. He holds his degree in environmental science with an emphasis on ecological restoration from Humboldt State University. William works with Young Evangelicals for Climate Action (YECA) serving first as a field organizer and is now on their steering committee. He volunteers with The Climate Reality Project and is chair of the Los Angeles chapter’s Faith-based Communities Committee and is also involved with Extinction Rebellion Los Angeles. William spends his time engaging with faith communities, schools, universities, and organizations around the topics of faith-based climate justice and education.

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Youth Think Climate Website Launch!

Arda Charath, Action Fellow

Celebrate the launch of the Youth Think Climate (YTC) website with us! YTC is an international magazine focused on sharing youth stories surrounding the climate crisis. After the much-awaited release of the third edition focusing on Earth Month, which followed up the previous two editions on Climate Denial and Climate Justice, we have now launched our very own website: https://www.youththinkclimate.org.

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Line 3 Pipeline: Updates

Jennifer Eison, Campaign Manager

Since the Treaty People Gathering that started on June 5th, peaceful Line 3 pipeline protesters are still risking arrest and …

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ACE INTERVIEW: Jessica Zubia Calsada on Being a Latinx Activist in the Climate Movement

Raquel Martinez, Social Media Manager

Jessica Zubia Calsada (she/her) is a 22-year-old digital content creator, organizer, and a self-proclaimed vegan chef. On her platform, @plantawhisperer, Jessica strives to highlight the intersections of veganism, environmentalism, and liberation through artistic graphics and storytelling. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, she started her environmental advocacy in high school as she witnessed massive amounts of food and plastic in the garbage after every meal and began to research the benefits of composting on campus.

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We Stand With The Treaty People Gathering: Stop Line 3!

Maayan Cohen, National Campaigns Director

Over 2,000 people took action to stop the Line 3 pipeline as part of the Treaty People Gathering in Northern …

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ACE INTERVIEW: ACE Fellow Anisa Nanavati on Climate Conversations with Family

Indi Howeth, Social Media Intern

Anisa Nanavati (she/her) is a 17 year-old climate activist that was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. She is currently a sophomore that attends Academy at the Lakes in rural Land O’Lakes which is thirty minutes away from the City of Tampa. As a result of living in a frontline community, Anisa has seen the direct results of climate change. The temperatures are always reaching record highs, the displacement of many because of rising sea levels is increasing, the amount of deadly storms that endanger her community are surging, and the threat of losing her only home is looming.

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6 AAPI Youth Activists You Should Know

Raquel Martinez, Social Media Manager

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is a period for the duration of the month of May that recognizes and celebrates the contributions, history and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. As part of this month, we would like to uplift youth activists in the community dedicated to combatting climate change while upholding climate justice.

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Izzy Laderman: Climate Justice IS Disability Justice

Indi Howeth, Social Media Intern

Izzy Laderman (she/her) is an 18-year-old disabled climate activist, survivor advocate, and sex educator based in Duluth, MN. She is the founder of Disability Awareness Around the Climate and works with various different climate groups. Izzy plans to attend the University of Minnesota to study History and aspires to become a History teacher, acknowledging the empowerment that comes with learning our own history. She also serves as a Youth Advisor for a local organization called Program for Aid of Victims of Sexual Assault.

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ACE INTERVIEW: ACE Fellow Hakim Evans on Education Induced Activism

Indi Howeth, Social Media Intern

Hakim Evans (he/him) is a 22-year-old climate activist and ACE Action Fellow since 2016 based in Far Rockaway, New York. His passion for the environment stems from his previous advocacy for equitable public health infrastructure and the intersections between climate change and public health. Hakim has played a role in various activities that call attention to the climate crisis such as facilitating workshops and training sessions, attending rallies, and high-level events like the UN Paris Climate Change Agreement Ratification Ceremony and the Global Climate Action Summit. He aims to limit the inequalities of marginalized communities through education induced activism with BIPOC youth at the forefront. He has taken part in a variety of campaigns and partnerships that help youth tackle environmental injustice and bring the climate crisis to light. Hakim is currently a senior studying Economics at York College-City University of New York.

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