The latest news, stories, and ideas from ACE and our students.
Today, the Obama administration’s historic Clean Power Plan will be brought to court. This is a big deal. We see the it as one of the great modern successes of the EPA and its authority under the Clean Air Act. The Clean Power Plan is President Obama’s signature climate plan and it’s being threatened by the fossil fuel industry and their friends.
Reb Anderson | September 27, 2016
"If there isn't a protest, be the protest" was the motto of the evening at the Rock Against the TPP concert and rally earlier this month. When our group arrived at the TPP rally, there were barely a dozen demonstrators present, and none of them were protesting. We soon realized that we needed to take the lead.
Lizzy Pyle | September 23, 2016
On September 21, 2016, in the midst of NYC Climate Week, ACE Fellows, Zora Hall and Hakim Evans, joined Presidents, Prime Ministers, and other world leaders at UN Headquarters in New York City for the UN Paris Climate Change Agreement Ratification Ceremony. Zora and Hakim were part of a historic moment as representatives for ACE and youth taking action on climate change around the world.
Maayan Cohen | September 22, 2016
Last week, a landmark climate change lawsuit brought by 21 youth from across the U.S. against the federal government hit another major milestone. U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken presided over the latest hearing in the case, Juliana et al v. US Gov, that could be described as David v. Goliath.
Josh Walker | September 19, 2016
Back-to-school time is always exciting for ACE because it means the launch of our annual Action Fellowship.
Matt Lappé | September 07, 2016
The massive flooding in Louisiana last week is being called a 500-year flood. 60,000 homes were damaged, 20,000 people were rescued from the flood and 13 people have lost their lives. The cleanup and recovery is only just beginning.
Reb Anderson | August 26, 2016
On August 17, 2016, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court shot down a proposed pipeline tax that would have stuck ratepayers with the bill to construct a new natural gas pipeline.
Brian McDermott | August 24, 2016
Today, our own Melinda Lilly presented ACE's award-winning climate science assembly at the White House as part of a ceremony to honor the winners of the President's Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) and thePresidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE).
Josh Walker | August 16, 2016
We at ACE have been deeply affected by the ongoing violence around our country. The attack in Orlando targeting the LGBTQ+ community, the repeated murders of Black people by police, and the recent shootings of police officers, have left us stunned.
The ACE Team | August 11, 2016
ACE recently launched an online version of the ACE Assembly. It’s called Our Climate Our Future, a multimedia climate education experience meant for streaming into the classroom.
Reb Anderson | August 08, 2016