The latest news, stories, and ideas from ACE and our students.
Picture this. Your family is all gathered around the fireplace after a long and joyous evening of food, board games, and snowball fights. Your cousin Marcus mentions seeing a picture of your club’s eco-fashion show on Facebook. He then tells everyone that climate change is a hoax.
Jessica Mariglio | December 19, 2013
Nelson Mandela, an international leader for the rights of all people, passed away on December 5, 2013 at the age of 95. Throughout his life, he was a vocal fighter for freedom, justice and equal rights for all. His work has inspired countless activists, including us at ACE, to dedicate our lives to working towards a better world.
| December 06, 2013
I am writing to share important updates at ACE as we assess our impact, celebrate rising leaders and prepare for new fiscal realities in 2014.
Sarah Shanley Hope | December 04, 2013
As world leaders convene in Warsaw, Poland to discuss the future of global climate change, I’m moved to think about how my trip to Chile last summer represents what is missing from COP 19—values.
Guest Blogger | November 22, 2013
On October 26th, ACE, with support from our partner Kaiser Permanente, hosted a Youth Action Lab focused on the intersections between climate, food, and health. ACE’s Action Labs are leadership and skills-building trainings that support high school students to design and execute locally relevant projects that have positive climate impacts in their community.
AshEL Eldridge | November 15, 2013
Following in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan is the question: Was this storm fueled by climate change?
Reb Anderson | November 14, 2013
Last spring, thanks to a project produced by EcoArts Connections in partnership with LESAC (Lafayette Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee), 7th and 8th grade art students in Ms. David’s class at Angevine Middle School in Lafayette, Colorado put their imagination and talent to work to create murals designed to promote sustainability and action on climate change in their community. Inspired by the ACE Assembly and ACE’s Do One Thing (DOT) campaign, students worked in three groups to choose their own sustainability themes and were joined by local graffiti artist, Jolt, who helped them brainstorm, sketch, and paint the murals shown here.
Jessie Fischer | November 09, 2013
ACE youth climate leaders recognize both the deep need for national rules to limit carbon pollution from power plants and the President’s leadership when it comes to climate change. That’s why 7 ACE youth leaders from DC, Maryland and Virginia, equipped with new skills and renewed energy from the recent PowerShift Conference, testified at EPA Headquarters in Washington D.C. yesterday. They took a stand to both express their personal concerns about climate change, but also to prescribe ideas for the best Clean Air Act approach to limiting harmful emissions from power plants--many of which are coal-fired and notoriously dirty.
Leah Qusba | November 08, 2013