ACE returns to the White House

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 the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE).

As the national leader in youth climate education, ACE was invited to the White House to deliver the ACE assembly for a second consecutive year.

We were thrilled to be a part of the celebration recognizing 18 teachers and 63 students from across the country for their exceptional contributions to environmental education and stewardship. Today’s event was hosted by the The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the White House Council on Environmental Quality and featured remarks by Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator; Dr. John Holdren, President Obama’s Chief Senior Advisor; and John King, Secretary of Education. As the national leader in youth climate education, ACE was invited to the White House to deliver the ACE assembly for a second consecutive year.

ACE has delivered its assembly to over 2 million students since 2009. A study of the ACE Assembly by Stanford, Yale, and George Mason University was published in the journal Climatic Change and showed that viewing the ACE Assembly leads to:

  • 27% increase in climate science knowledge
  • 43% increase in students who are concerned or alarmed about climate change
  • 59% of students increasing their intentions to take action
  • 60% of students increasing their intention to get friends and family to take action
  • The number of students talking to parents and peers about climate change more than doubling

With the school year fast-approaching, ACE is excited to bring the transformative power of the ACE assembly into classrooms in all 50 states with the launch of Our Climate Our Future. For a limited time, you can sign up for a one-year subscription and receive a 50% discount. Just use the coupon code EARLYBIRD before September 30.

 

Josh Walker

Josh Walker is a Senior Marketing Manager at ACE. He manages the ACE blog and youth online engagement. Josh has experience as an environmental educator and community organizer. He is a locavore and tiny house enthusiast. He lives in Portland, OR with his wife, Anna, and their kale-loving dog, Otto.