YouthCAN was initiated by students in the Boston Latin School environmental club who wanted to partner with neighboring environmental clubs to work together to green their schools. Their goal was to create a network where students, school administrators, public officials and local business professionals could collaborate towards a more sustainable Greater Boston Area.
Defense spending amounts to $1,000,000,000,000 of the federal budget annually. To raise awareness of how that money could be used to better their communities, ACE Chicago Climate Action Fellows (CAF) entered the “If I Had a Trillion Dollars” Youth Film Festival.
What was the last speech you heard comparing climate change to an unhealthy relationship? ACE Climate Action Fellow Olivia Robinson masterfully weaved together a story of the interconnectedness of human beings and nature in a speech she delivered at the 2014 Green Schools National Conference in Sacramento earlier this year. In her speech, Olivia reminded us that sometimes, breakups can be a good thing:
ACE is thrilled to welcome its newest Climate Action Fellow, Alicia Wong! ACE Climate Action Fellows are a select group of students working in close capacity for a year-long fellowship with ACE staff in their regions to develop the confidence and capacity to successfully drive climate solutions now and throughout their lives.
This past October ACE awarded 70 scholarships to youth leaders from around the country to head to Pittsburgh, PA for PowerShift, a convergence of more than 10,000 young people working for climate justice. This transformative conference galvanized youth climate leaders through informative panels, skill-building workshops and the celebration of solutions.