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.
Coloradans knew that they had to stand up to Xcel and they had to do it fast. ACE’s partners, Vote Solar, Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA), and Sierra Club, among others organized a petition to defend net metering in Colorado and show Xcel the support that solar energy has. They also organized a rally set for December 11th to deliver the petition signatures to Xcel’s Colorado headquarters.
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.
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.