ACE’s Amber Nave Named White House Champion of Change

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For Immediate Release
Release Date: 2/6/2015
Contact: Leah Qusba | 260.880.8661 | leah@acespace.org

ACE is thrilled to announce that our very own Georgia Program Manager, Amber Nave, has been honored by the White House as a Champion of Change for Climate Education and Literacy. This prestigious award honors citizens who are taking extraordinary action to increase literacy and science-based awareness of climate change in K-12 classrooms and diverse communities across America.

Amber Nave is one of only eight national honorees. Now in her fourth year at ACE, Amber has educated more than 45,000 Georgia students on the science behind climate change, and trained dozens more as leaders to create solutions. She’s best known for her digital media expertise and has organized media and storytelling workshops for youth at events like Power Shift.

Amber empowers diverse students across the state of Georgia to fight climate change in innovative ways, leveraging methods like digital media, video, and music. In her climate work, Amber has built strong relationships with partners in Atlanta, including Georgia Interfaith Power and Light, Clean Air Campaign and Citizens Climate Lobby. ACE is inspired by Amber’s contribution to the field of climate education and literacy, and delighted to congratulate her on this accomplishment.

The White House will host a special event on Monday, February 9, at 1:00 PM EST to honor the Champions of the Change. Tune in to the live stream at www.whitehouse.gov/live. You may also join in the conversation on social media using the hashtags #WHChamps and #ActOnClimate. Read more about Amber and the other winners on the White House website.

More about ACE:

The Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) recognizes that young people have the most to lose when it comes to climate change, and the most to gain by solving it. ACE educates high school students about climate change and inspires them to take action.

Since 2008, ACE has reached over 1.8 million students across America with its climate education program and inspired over 300,000 students to take action. ACE has also empowered thousands of new and diverse students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to be effective leaders. The program has been proven to work. In 2014, ACE students advocated for a New York City climate education mandate, pushed for school districts to cut carbon, and partnered with policy experts for lasting climate solutions.

ACE seeks to shift the landscape of climate engagement, which has traditionally excluded young people and communities of color – those that are most affected by climate consequences. 73% of ACE schools are public and 60% of students in its programs are youth of color.