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ACE INTERVIEW: Hana Razvi on Being in an ACE Action Team

Gari De Ramos, Social Media Manager

Hana Razvi is a 19-year-old youth climate activist from Brookfield, WI who serves as an ACE Action Team Lead.

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The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 is Signed Into Law

Leah Qusba, Executive Director

Today, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. This is a truly historic win—and it’s all thanks to people like you who have raised their voices and taken action. Grassroots organizing WORKS.

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ACE INTERVIEW: Mrinal Kulkarni on Activism as an ACE Action Team Lead

Gari De Ramos, Social Media Manager

Mrinal Kulkarni is a 14-year-old climate activist located in Cumming, GA where he leads an ACE Action Team. There, he organizes projects in his local area to spread awareness about climate change and educate people about it.

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The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Passes in the Senate

Leah Qusba, Executive Director

This is what democracy looks like. We did it! Yesterday, the Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act—the single largest climate bill ever passed in the United States. This is a huge win and YOU played a key role in this victory.

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ACE INTERVIEW: Ilyas Khan on Climate Impacts, Misinformation, and Action

Gari De Ramos, Social Media Manager

Ilyas Khan is an 18-year-old Muslim-Latine Climate Activist. Originally from Buffalo, NY, Ilyas was the lead organizer for the Youth Climate Strikes there and helped establish the Western New York Youth Climate Council. Ilyas moved to Pittsburgh, PA in 2020 and has since been an activist with Sunrise Movement Pittsburgh. Ilyas took part in the planning of the March 19th, September 24th and Earth Day Pittsburgh Climate Strikes and other local actions. They have recently helped establish the Pittsburgh Youth Climate Council and are currently working on the House on Fire Studio. Ilyas is a Winchester Thurston alum, and will be attending CMU in the fall. 

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Press Statement – Action for the Climate Emergency Encourages Senators to Support Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

Tonyisha Harris, Associate Director of Communications and Partnerships

In recent months, young people have increasingly held elected officials accountable for climate action and are pleased that progress is being made. From devastating wildfires, hurricanes, flooding, and record-breaking heat waves, we know the window for small, incremental action has closed. This bill is a great opportunity for the US to demonstrate its leadership and moral obligation to tackle the climate emergency. 

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Representation Matters: Disability Justice Creators and Activists to Follow

Victoria Whalen, Social Media Fellow

Representation matters because it takes just one person to become the next generation’s inspiration. To see someone that represents your identity overcome their challenges can inspire a whole generation. Keep advocating for representation by uplifting other’s who are different than you. For Disability Pride month, here are a few disability justice content creators everyone should know about. Read through this blog and check out each content creator’s social media platform. Don’t forget to follow, subscribe, and leave a like on their posts!

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The Business of Climate Change

Victoria Whalen, Social Media Fellow

As science and technology advance, society continues to grow alongside. The business world is connected with every aspect of life and remains one of the top producers of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Business plays a central role in climate change and has an immense responsibility to help curb future climate consequences. Understanding business’s role in climate change brings us one step closer to preventing future climate catastrophes.

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PRESS STATEMENT: Action for the Climate Emergency Urges President Biden to Declare a Climate Emergency

Tonyisha Harris, Associate Director of Communications and Partnerships

Yesterday, for the first time, President Biden called climate change what it is: an emergency. Now it’s time for him to back up his words with action. Young people nationwide realize that it’s Now or Never to declare a climate emergency and are taking matters into their own hands to hold elected leaders accountable. President Biden must make good on his commitment and declare a climate emergency to position the full backing of the federal government behind a coordinated effort to address the climate crisis.

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ACE Interview: Iris O’Donnell Bellisario on Mental Health and Youth Activism

Gari De Ramos, Social Media Manager

Iris is 24 years old based out of West Lafayette, IN. Iris graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Natural Resources and Environmental Science and is currently pursuing her Masters of Public Health. She has also interned with the Purdue Climate Change Research Center, working with scientists and environmental impact groups throughout Indiana.

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