On October 19, 2016, New York City ACE Action Fellows attended the Offshore Wind: Charting the Path for the United States panel hosted by New York University’s Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law. The panel of industry and government experts discussed the outlook for wind development off the coast of New York state and the broader US.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.”
Thank you for applying to join the 2019 - 2020 Wisconsin Action Fellowship!
We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis through the spring and will be in touch with you by the end of June about next steps and selections. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to email August Ball at [email protected]
Thank you for applying to join the 2019-2020 Action Fellowship in Wisconsin!
We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis through the end of August and will be in touch with you in early September about next steps and selections. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to email August Ball at [email protected]ace.org.
Each Year, North Carolinians passionate about climate justice unite for the North Carolina Climate Justice Summit. ACE is proud to emphasize youth perspectives in this space and to nurture relationships with partners such as NC Warn, Youth Empowered Solutions (YES!), the Youth Organizing Institute, El Pueblo, and a host of other organizations who participate in the Summit.