11yr old raises $100k for oil spill recovery

11 year old Olivia Bouler cried when she heard about the devastation going down in the gulf. But she didn't stop there.

She wrote to the Audubon Society, put her hand to the page and began to draw.

One week later, she's helped raise over $100k for gulf relief! Here's how she did it...

Oil Disaster: how you can help

Today is day 55 of the worst oil spill in our nation's history. This oil spill is bad, really bad. So bad, that the word "spill" falls totally short of describing what's going on. It's an oil disaster.

This disaster is spewing around 50,000 gallons of oil EVERY SINGLE DAY into the Gulf of Mexico -- and has been doing this since April 20th -- affecting the livelihood of millions of people and absolutely devastating ecosystems along the Gulf.

It can be hard to digest exactly what's going down in the Gulf and know what to do. But the good news is, you don't have to be an engineer or a drilling expert to help out the wildlife and people being affected! There are some really important things that you and I can do. Here are just a few ideas...

COLLEGE!!!

By Daisy Pistey-Lyhne - ACE Senior Educator in Washington, DC

Well, let me begin this blog with a hearty congratulations!! You're moving on from high school, congratulations. This also means you are moving on from ACE, tear!

As you go, I want to make sure you have the tools you need to stay with the climate movement - whether you're going on to college, starting a job or moving someplace entirely new.

Read on for info on how to land a sweet green job, and connect with one of 5 awesome organizations...

15 tips to green your summer

By Maria, ACE Field Correspondent

Wondering how you can green your summer? I can help!

Check out 15 simple tips to green up your summer - and don't forget to choose your DOT here: acespace.org/dot

Reporter scuba dives in oil-polluted waters

As the oil disaster continues to unfold, we are getting part of the story. We see heartbreaking pictures of wildilfe and hear accounts from fishermen and other hunters. But we want to know more.

What's the consistency of this oil? How is it moving through the water? What does it taste like? Smell like? And, how is it really affecting marine life?

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Log miles - win swag - help ACE!

You've heard the crazy stats about car travel and you're probably (hopefully!) aware of the reality of climate change. Now's your chance to actually DO something about it just by riding your bike this summer.

Take Clif Bar's 2Mile Challenge and make sure you ride for the BLUE Team! On 2MileChallenge.com you can log your miles, challenge your friends, win prizes, and help

Music video "Conservation Song" hot off the presses!

By Julie Blum, ACE Field Correspondent and Student at Westbrook High School

Today, I am releasing a music video to go along with the original Conservation Song I wrote and produced this year. This song and video have been a long time coming - over 3 months to be exact - but I can say it was worth it!

Along the way, I met some amazing young Energy Patrol members. This blog post chronicles some of the trials and tribulations along the path of energy conservation and inspiring change in others.

Read on to watch the music video, find out what the Energy Patrol is, and get to know the cutest polar bear in the world!

Harry Potter star launches eco-friendly clothing line!

By Maria of Hinsdale South High School in Darien, IL

With all of this green prom business going on at ACE, my eyes and ears have been on alert for sweet green fashion.

Just the other day, I stumbled across a new green fashion line called People Tree and I have to tell you - it's renewing my faith that clothing can be adorable, fashion forward, and completely awesome while not taking a toll on our planet!

Check out what they're all about, and read Emma Watson's (of Harry Potter, duh!) story...

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