The latest news, stories, and ideas from ACE and our students.
Hurricane Matthew is the most powerful and dangerous storm to threaten the Atlantic coast in a generation, but it isn't special. Millions of people in the US, especially people of color and low-income communities, face constant and increasing threats from both the impacts of climate change and the continued expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure.
Leah Qusba | October 07, 2016
Dozens of lawyers spent more than seven hours presenting their sides with respect to the Clean Power Plan in front of the full ten-member D.C. Circuit Court on Tuesday. After the arguments, both sides emerged exhausted, as well as confident of their chances of winning.
Reb Anderson | September 30, 2016
On September 21, 2016, in the midst of NYC Climate Week, ACE Fellows, Zora Hall and Hakim Evans, joined Presidents, Prime Ministers, and other world leaders at UN Headquarters in New York City for the UN Paris Climate Change Agreement Ratification Ceremony. Zora and Hakim were part of a historic moment as representatives for ACE and youth taking action on climate change around the world.
Maayan Cohen | September 30, 2016
On the sidelines of the United Nations Paris Climate Change Agreement Ratification Ceremony in New York City last week, eight ACE Action Fellows were invited to join a Youth Circle discussion on sustainability with youth from around the world.
Josh Walker | September 29, 2016
"If there isn't a protest, be the protest" was the motto of the evening at the Rock Against the TPP concert and rally earlier this month. When our group arrived at the TPP rally, there were barely a dozen demonstrators present, and none of them were protesting. We soon realized that we needed to take the lead.
Lizzy Pyle | September 23, 2016
Last week, a landmark climate change lawsuit brought by 21 youth from across the U.S. against the federal government hit another major milestone. U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken presided over the latest hearing in the case, Juliana et al v. US Gov, that could be described as David v. Goliath.
Josh Walker | September 19, 2016
Back-to-school time is always exciting for ACE because it means the launch of our annual Action Fellowship.
Matt Lappé | September 07, 2016
The massive flooding in Louisiana last week is being called a 500-year flood. 60,000 homes were damaged, 20,000 people were rescued from the flood and 13 people have lost their lives. The cleanup and recovery is only just beginning.
Reb Anderson | August 26, 2016
On August 17, 2016, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court shot down a proposed pipeline tax that would have stuck ratepayers with the bill to construct a new natural gas pipeline.
Brian McDermott | August 24, 2016
Today, our own Melinda Lilly presented ACE's award-winning climate science assembly at the White House as part of a ceremony to honor the winners of the President's Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) and thePresidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE).
Josh Walker | August 16, 2016