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The Climate Emergency is Here.

Jasmine Gregory, Policy Analyst

Since the summer of 2021, we’ve watched elected leaders at every level grapple with the reality of the climate emergency. Communities, businesses, homes and individuals are suffering at the hand of climate inaction and our elected leaders have the ability to change that. It’s time for our elected officials to meet the urgency of the moment and declare climate emergencies!

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ACE INTERVIEW: Aryaana Khan on COP26

Raquel Martinez, Social Media Manager

Aryaana Khan (she/they) is a 20-year-old youth climate organizer located in New York City. She has been a part of the Youth Fundraising Advisory Board (YFAB) and a Senior Fellow at ACE, and is currently a Biologist in the making at the City College of New York. As she prepares to attend COP26 with ACE, Aryaana has shared some thoughts around the conference and the outcomes she is hoping for.

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Climate Emergency 101

Victoria Whalen, Social Media Intern

The consequences of climate change are affecting us everyday. We are now experiencing hotter heat waves, deadlier hurricane seasons, rivers drying up, air pollution destroying our health, and so much more. It’s time to sound the alarm and declare a national climate emergency. We need to raise our voices and let our government officials know that its #NowOrNever.

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COP26: Meet The ACE Delegates

Raquel Martinez, Social Media Manager

Get to know the ACE Delegates attending COP26! The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, is the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference, scheduled to be held in the city of Glasgow, Scotland, between October 31st and November 12th.

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Heat Waves and Climate Change 101

Victoria Whalen, Social Media Intern

It’s getting hot in here and it’s only going to get hotter! Each year heat waves ravish across the globe and significantly alter everyone’s way of life. Heat waves are becoming more frequent, are lasting longer, and are becoming more dangerous. Climate change and an upward trend of global warming are putting our planet close to the brink of a meltdown.

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ACE INTERVIEW: Indy Howeth on COP26

Raquel Martinez, Social Media Manager

Indy (he/him) is currently in his third year at American University in Washington D.C., where he is based, working towards a B.A. in Legal Studies and Sociology, and will be attending COP26 in Glasgow next month as part of ACE’s delegation. Before working for ACE, he worked as an Engagement Intern for The Climate Reality Project where he is most proud of organizing a webinar on Indigenous Leadership within the climate movement, featuring many Indigenous climate speakers. He is now a part of the ACE team as a Storytelling Intern after working to grow the organization’s social media accounts – most notably on TikTok – as a Social Media Intern. 

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Coalition Launches To Get Elected Leaders to Declare a Climate Emergency

Leah Qusba, Executive Director

A coalition of youth and media organizations launched #NowOrNever, a campaign to mobilize young people to urge elected leaders declare a climate emergency.

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ACE INTERVIEW: Alaina Wood on Digital Climate Activism

Raquel Martinez, Social Media Manager

Alaina Wood (she/her) is a 25-year-old Sustainability Scientist based in the mountains of Tennessee. Alaina conducts science communication work and is the co-founder of EcoTok, a collective of Environmental Creators conducting climate activism on TikTok.

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Stop Line 3 101

Victoria Whalen, Social Media Intern

There is an ongoing climate justice battle happening in Northern Minnesota, one that revolves around climate rights, water rights, and indigenous rights. Stop Line 3 is a movement that is demanding the cancellation of the new Line 3 Pipeline that would deliver nearly 1,000,000 gallons of crude oil from Canada to Wisconsin each year.

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COP26 101

Indy Howeth, Storytelling Intern

“COP” stands for Conference of Parties and refers to the annual UN conference on climate change. This year will mark the 26th conference. Here’s what you need to know.

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