The latest news, stories, and ideas from ACE and our students.
This week marked a historic day for our nation.
Leah Qusba | May 08, 2014
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.
Lonna Dawson | May 01, 2014
The science is clear and the call to action has never been more urgent. The threat of climate change and its devastating impacts will affect this generation and every generation yet to come.
Leah Qusba | April 29, 2014
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:
Lonna Dawson | April 15, 2014
Check it out! The Green Paws Club at Spanish Springs High School in Sparks, Nevada has been working hard on their Idle Free Schools campaign.
Reb Anderson | April 01, 2014
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.
Guest Blogger | March 08, 2014
Patricio is a Santa Monica High School alum. Read about how he and Santa Monica's Team Marine converted an old Beetle into an electric car.
Guest Blogger | February 25, 2014
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.
Leah Qusba | February 15, 2014
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
Reb Anderson | February 12, 2014
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!
Guest Blogger | February 10, 2014