No matter where you live, you have probably heard about the drought in California. The last four years have been simultaneously the hottest and the driest four-year period on record. For many, the California drought is just another headline. But for Jonathan Rincon, a sophomore at UC Santa Barbara from Watsonville, CA, the drought is personal.
This November, Paris, France will host the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties, or COP21. But before world leaders meet to attack the climate challenge, they have got a marketing challenge in front of them.
ACE alumni Afsana Akter and Amosh Neupane teamed up to deliver a powerful keynote address at the 2015 NYC Sustainability Summit, sharing their personal stories of climate activism and calling their peers to action.
Kevin Olivarez is a 21-year-old from Las Vegas who worked with ACE in high school, eventually representing his school at the Green Schools National Conference. Since then, he's been applying his passion for a healthy environment to his daily life.
On June 4th, a ragtag group of youth in matching white ACE t-shirts wandered the annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl, an all-you-can-eat ice cream bonanza held to raise money for cancer. However, this sweet treat was the end of a demanding leg of the long journey towards climate justice.
Between June 12 and June 14, over 100 high schoolers from Northern CA attended the HOBY Leadership Seminar in Sacramento. Erinn Wong, a rising junior at John F. Kennedy High School in Sacramento, wrote about her experience.