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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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Announcing Youth Talk Climate, a New Podcast from ACE Action Fellows

Sophie Smith, Action Fellow

Introducing Youth Talk Climate, a podcast devoted to exploring climate justice through different lenses by talking to people from all walks of life. Topics include; limnology, youth led climate organizations and racial justice as well as many others. We are so excited to share with you all we’ve learned from these experts and share our passion for all things environmental.

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Climate Change is a Threat Multiplier

India Howeth, Social Media Intern

For many years, the conversation about climate change has revolved around its impacts on animals and ecosystems. If not that, much of the rhetoric involves grandiose diagnoses about the world ending in a decade or so. And while polar bears on melting ice caps and policy deadlines are essential to fighting climate change, they can sometimes be ineffectual in spurring everyday people with busy, complex lives into climate action.

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ACE’s Youth Action Network demands a stop to the TikTok Ban

On behalf of the 77,796 US petition signers and more than 80 million US-based users of TikTok, we are demanding that the FCC and Department of Commerce take action immediately to protect TikTok from any limitation, ban or prohibition.

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#RepealHB6 – Lifting Youth Voices in Ohio

Lea Dotson, Lead Youth Organizer, Ohio

ACE and partners co-hosted a series of virtual public hearings that offered citizens of Ohio a chance to share their thoughts and opinions about HB 6 prior to the November election. Ohio lawmakers were in attendance and Ace Fellows from Ohio delivered some of the most impactful testimonies of the night.

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What's Next?

Election Day has Passed — What’s Next?

Melinda Lilly, Director of Communications and Digital Engagement

We’ve spent the last month doing research on candidates, discussing ballot initiatives, registering people to vote, and showing up at the polls. Many states in the U.S. expanded voting options and experienced record-breaking voter turnout! With all of the changes and uncertainty facing us, lots of us are wondering ‘what happens next’? Here’s a quick guide to what you can expect.

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Teachers, We Hear You

Rebecca Anderson, Director of Education

2020 has been a year. No one knows that more than teachers. We are asking the impossible of teachers: teach virtually with minimal new resources or support. Or teach both virtual students and in-person students at once. Or teach them in the classroom, but don’t get too close. And don’t let them do group work or collaborate. It takes at least twice as much effort and my best guess is that the student outcomes will be about half as good.

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Here are 7 Indigenous Youth Activists You Should Know

India Howeth, Social Media Intern

Since the 1970s, people have called for a celebration of an Indigenous People’s Day in protest and instead of what the U.S. federally still recognizes as Columbus Day. As of last year, fifteen states now officially recognize October 12th as Indigenous People’s Day and not Columbus Day. This switch is meant to protest the uplifting of genocide that Christopher Columbus and the colonial practices that followed his American arrival committed against Native American people and instead celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, heritages and identities of indigenous people in the modern U.S.

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