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.”

Sahil Pontula

Sahil Pontula is a 2017-2018 Action Fellow in North Carolina. He attends William G. Enloe High School.

ACE 2020 Partner Webinar

This past year we engaged more than 50 stakeholders, including: youth, partners (many of you!), the funding community, and experts in the climate sector, to help us develop a strategic plan to build youth power in the climate movement through 2020.

Dear 2017: Good Riddance.

I can’t say I’m sad to say goodbye to 2017. This year in many ways was truly devastating from a climate change perspective. For those who doubted that climate change was indeed upon us, the reality now couldn’t be starker.

Experts say that the record-breaking wildfires raging near Los Angeles right now are not a coincidence.

Our work is more urgent than ever.

Millions of Americans are recovering from a record year of climate disasters, including the million people impacted by the most expensive hurricane season in the U.S. and the more than 200,000 Californians recently forced to evacuate their homes as wildfires again tear through the state.   

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