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.
In the fall of 2013, ACE and its partners in GREENevada, with support from the Washoe County Health District Air Quality Management Division (AQMD), launched a campaign called Idle-Free Schools for Washoe County
Omar Kamal is a student at Reed High School in Sparks, Nevada and Secretary of the Reed High Eco Warriors. After winning $3000 in the 2012 GREENevada Student Sustainability Summit and two hard years of further fund-raising and negotiating with their school district, last week the Eco Warriors finally unveiled their school's first Hydration Station, a water bottle refilling station, complete with chiller and cool blue light that lights up while you're filling up. Congrats to all Eco Warriors, past and present!
On the evening of Thursday, December 12th, we aimed to do something different - and we succeeded.
An intergenerational mix of over 40 people gathered at the Civitas School of Leadership in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. We shared ideas across a spectrum of topics: Waste/Resource Management, Energy, Art Activism, Plastic Pollution, and Health/Food Deserts.