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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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Tiffani Brown Joins The ACE Board

Michael Haas, Founder and CEO, Orion Energy Group

We are thrilled to announce that Tiffani Brown has joined the Board of Directors at Alliance for Climate Education.

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ACE INTERVIEW: ACE Fellow Ananya Seelam on The Importance of Climate Activism

Indi Howeth, Social Media Intern

Ananya Seelam (she/her) is a freshman at Cornell University studying Computer Science with a concentration in Computational Sustainability — a field that uses computer science to develop models for decision making related to sustainability — and a minor in Inequality Studies. She has been involved in the climate space since she was in high school after having joined the ACE Action Fellowship program. Her experience within the program as well as her work in the climate movement has led her to continue pursuing work with climate activism.

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Youth Think Climate, Issue 3: Earth Month

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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President Biden: Build Back Fossil Free!

Yesterday, ahead of Earth Day and the Leaders Summit on Climate and in coordination with the #BuildBackFossilFree coalition, the Alliance for Climate Education delivered over 47,000 petition signatures to President Biden demanding that he take executive action to build back fossil free. Collectively, the #BuildBackFossilFree coalition delivered about 300,000 petition signatures yesterday!

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ACE INTERVIEW: Aishah-Nyeta Brown on The Climate Movement Being a Place for All

Indi Howeth, Social Media Intern

Aishah-Nyeta Brown is a Senior at George Mason University studying environmental sustainability with a concentration in climate change and society. She serves as the Creative Director for the environmental justice org Black Girl Environmentalist, where she aids women, girls, and non-binary people in the Black community to find their place within the environmental movement.

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