We Stand With Standing Rock

The events at Standing Rock have crossed a line in recent days. The standoff took a turn when the National Guard and North Dakota State Police used violent tactics to forcibly remove peaceful water protectors near the site where they’ve been staging a non-violent resistance for several months.

We at ACE stand with Standing Rock and all that this movement is working toward. 

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 thePresidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE).

We Stand for Justice

We at ACE have been deeply affected by the ongoing violence around our country. The attack in Orlando targeting the LGBTQ+ community, the repeated murders of Black people by police, and the recent shootings of police officers, have left us stunned. These events make clear the important work our nation must do to address the systemic racism and xenophobia that threaten people of color, those who identify as LGBTQ+ and all people who are marginalized in our society.

Henry the Emotional Environmentalist named Honorary Action Fellow

Henry, the 6-year-old who is endearingly referred to as Henry the Emotional Environmentalist, now has a new title to be proud of.  ACE is excited to announce that Henry is now an Honorary ACE Action Fellow. We wanted to connect Henry with the ACE network of over 400,000 young people who are aren’t waiting until adulthood to take action on climate - they are stepping up to the plate now.

This Is What Happens When MA Youth Work Together

The state legislature passed trailblazing laws in 2008 requiring dramatic emissions reductions in the state’s economy and investment in programs to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Yet, for all of Massachusetts’ supposed progressiveness and political pioneering, there is no doubt that it has not done everything that it can to address climate change.

ACE Fellows Get Loud at UN and Cover High-level Climate Events

As part of the Get Loud Challenge, ACE Fellows from New York City joined ACE staff at United Nations headquarters this week for the High-level Thematic Debate on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and the historic signing of the Paris Climate Agreement. Fellows played a vital role in interviewing celebrities like Forest Whitaker, and notable attendees like the United Nations President of the General Assembly, Mogens Lykketoft.

"We, together, must unite to save ourselves.”

#YouthvGovNC: We are Undeterred

The #YouthvGovNC hearing on February 7, 2018 was a quintessential example of the power of the youth voice in leading the fight against climate change. Three students, Arya Pontula (my sister!), Hallie Turner, and Emily Liu, urged the North Carolina Air Quality Committee of the Environmental Management Commission (EMC) to recommend adoption of a petition to reduce NC carbon dioxide emissions to zero by 2050.

Our Climate Our Future just got a makeover.

We are proud to present the all new Our Climate Our Future, featuring a bold new look paired with new videos, lesson plans and more. 

Our Climate Our Future is an award-winning video experience that educates young people on the science of climate change and empowers them to take action.

The Interactive Map features young people across the country sharing their experiences with climate change.

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