The latest news, stories, and ideas from ACE and our students.
As an organization committed to fighting for justice in all forms, we condemn white supremacy. We acknowledge that the roots of racism run deep in our country, roots which became starkly visible this past weekend in Charlottesville.
Matt Lappé | August 17, 2017
On April 4, 2017, I stood in front of thirteen politicians and began the most terrifying experience of my life.
Laney Allen | July 07, 2017
“What? Asbestos isn’t banned?” is an exclamation I hear all too often from people when I tell them I am a survivor of mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos exposure.
Heather Von St. James | June 30, 2017
On Wednesday, May 17, a delegation of youth, led by the Action Fellows with the Alliance for Climate Education and our partners at 350 Massachusetts for a Better Future (350 Mass) and the
| June 16, 2017
This year, the ACE Action Fellows in Boston explored the issues surrounding climate justice, and we decided to pursue the goal of achieving commitments to 100% Renewable Energy from the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Timothy Irish | June 09, 2017
On Thursday, the US became one of three countries to reject the Paris Climate Agreement. The other two are Syria, a failed state whose collapse was partly fueled by climate change, and Nicaragua, who refused to sign in protest that the agreement isn’t strong enough. 194 other countries – the entire rest of the world – are lined up against us. So, where do we go from here?
Reb Anderson | June 05, 2017
In March of 2017, I drove to UNC Chapel-Hill for what I heard was a “climate simulation.” I didn’t think much about it until I showed up and had no idea what I was going to do that day.
Laney Allen | June 01, 2017
This month, we were all set to kick off ACE’s spring giving campaign by celebrating the achievements of ACE youth climate leaders, teachers and students.
Matt Lappé | June 01, 2017
In March, the Heartland Institute, a conservative think tank, sent a direct mailing to 25,000 science teachers, kindergarten through college, nationwide. The mailing included a booklet titled “Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming” and a DVD. If you’re like me, your alarm bells might already be ringing. Why? Scientists DON’T disagree about global warming. A series of studies has consistently shown that the vast majority of climate scientists - 97% - agree that humans are the main cause of climate change.
Reb Anderson | May 26, 2017
Today, I am thrilled to announce the appointments of three new board members: Maggie Fox, Brian Beitner and Lisa Hoyos. They join a passionate and committed board that oversees ACE’s strategy, finances and operations.
Matt Lappé | May 11, 2017