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ACE INTERVIEW: Co-Founder of Plus1Vote, Saad Amer shares how to be an organizer

India Howeth, Social Media Intern

Saad Amer is the CoFounder of Plus1Vote, an organization dedicated to improving voter turnout. Reaching millions, the organization rallies voters on issues like climate change, social justice and voting rights and has worked with the likes of Al Gore, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Halsey.

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ACE’s Vic Barrett Selected to Join the Young Black Climate Leaders Cohort

Jennifer Eison, Youth Organizer, North Carolina

ACE is delighted to announce that our very own Vic Barret has been selected to join the Young Black Climate Leaders Cohort! Grounded in mentorship and the principle of Sankofa; this cohort of 5 young black activists is convened by the Movement Strategy Center and meets virtually each week to plan and discuss upcoming projects.

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Youth Think Climate, Issue 2: Climate Justice

Liane Xu, Action Fellow

The theme of this second edition is climate justice, focusing on the disproportionate impacts of climate change placed on marginalized communities. The magazine features dozens of submissions from young people living in 13 states and 4 countries, alongside 2 interviews, ACE Fellowship updates, and resources for climate action.

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ACE INTERVIEW: Co-Founder of ZeroHour, Jamie Margolin details what she’s learned about balancing mental health and activism

India Howeth, Social Media Intern

Jamie Margolin is an 18-year-old Colombian-American award-winning organizer, activist, author, public speaker, and Film & TV student at NYU. She is co-founder of the international youth climate justice movement called Zero Hour that led the official “Youth Climate Marches” in Washington, DC and 25+ cities around the world during the summer of 2018 and which has 200+ chapters worldwide. Jamie has authored Op-Eds for publications like The New York Times, Teen Vogue, The Washington Post, TIME Magazine, DAZED, Refinery29, and The Guardian and her debut book, “Youth To Power: Your Voice and How To Use It,” is out, (you can order the book at youthtopowerbook.com).

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Stories of Hope: Charlotte Grubb

India Howeth, Social Media Intern

After camping with fellow activists for some time Grubb felt like protest signs weren’t doing enough. That’s when she made a bold, radical decision in the hope of change. She tells her story of hope here.

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Stories of Hope: Jovita Lee

India Howeth, Social Media Intern

In 2018, Eastern North Carolina, in the aftermath of two hurricanes, within only three years, Jovita Lee knew her community was in need of help. This is her story of hope.

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Stories of Hope: Bevelyn Ukah

India Howeth, Social Media Intern

Through her career as a climate advocate Bevelyn Ukah has learned both the importance of youth activism and community. She tells her story of hope here.

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ACE Youth Action Network Demands President Donald Trump NOT Lease Public Lands in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for Fossil Fuel Exploration

Leah Qusba, Executive Director

Over 13,600 Alliance for Climate Education supporters from across the country have signed on to this letter.​ We need you to hear us loudly and clearly: President Donald Trump, do NOT lease our public lands in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for fossil fuel exploration.

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ACE 2020 Annual Report

This is our story. ACE’s Annual Report

Leah Qusba, Executive Director

This year has been filled with the highest highs and the lowest lows. We struggled individually and collectively in new and challenging ways—from COVID-19 to fighting for racial justice. At the same time, we solved challenging problems. We rose to new heights of unimaginable creativity. And, most importantly, we found a way forward— together.

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Valerie Alexander Joins the ACE Board

Michael Haas, Founder and CEO, Orion Energy Group

We are thrilled to announce that Valerie Alexander has joined the Board of Directors at Alliance for Climate Education. Valerie …

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