Your roof can save you money!

The roof over your head could save you and your family thousands of dollars as you help the climate out!!!! No, I'm not talking about anything fancy, like solar panels or new roofing.

Our nobel prize-winning secretary of energy, Steven Chu, says that saving lots of energy can be as simple as painting your roof a lighter color.

Find out how we could save $735 million dollars and offset the heating effect 1.2 gigatons of CO2 every year! (That's the equivalent of taking 300 million cars off the road for 20 years!!!!

Where is the most polluted zip code?

Funny you ask! I might just have an answer. I recently returned from an amazing trip to Detroit, Michigan for two conferences - the Allied Media Conference and the US Social Forum (powerful and inspiring events - check 'em out!).

People in Detroit were incredible, welcoming, and brilliant. And while I was visiting there, I learned some disturbing things...

A compassionate climate hero passes

We just got word that Stephen Schneider, a renowned climate scientist and a person dear to our hearts, has passed away. Steve was the head of our Science Advisory Board and a source of deep inspiration here at ACE.

You can read a brief obituary from Andy Revkin over at DotEarth.

We send our sincere condolences to his family, friends, and the entire community.

no sleep, battery failure, a news crew: biobus tour day 1

Between Ethan and me, we'd slept like 20 hours in 4 days, not enough by a long shot. But luckily, the adrenaline was pumping and we felt more than awake as we launched ACE's Connect the DOTs Biobus Tour - a 3-week road trip on a former school bus converted to run on recycled veggie oil to inspire people to choose their DOT.

We started off the tour in Venice Beach and all way going fine until...

Vote 4 ACE in Pepsi Refresh!!!

This July, ACE is in the running for $250,000 from Pepsi Refresh! It's an awesome opportunity - and we need your support to seal the deal.

Please vote for ACE every day in the month of July! It's super easy to vote, just go to http://www.refresheverything.com/acespace.

It takes 10 seconds and your vote will help ACE bring our free climate presentation to your high school!

What's hot in DC - besides the weather?

We all know it's blazing hot in DC right now -- but it turns our our senators are worked up about more than just the temp outside.

Our Senators and our President are hunkering down RIGHT NOW to try and figure out what type of bill they can pass this summer.

What are your elected leaders doing to get us on the path toward a clean energy future? Read on to find out...

Teen Commando Shares His DOT

Hey all, Michael - ACE's Dude with the DOTs - here to bring you the HOT DOT of the Week.

This week, we've got Sean from Loudon County HS sharing his Do One Thing to help the environment and cool the climate.

What's YOUR DOT? Share it with us here!

Climate Science Investigators

School may be out, but we are searching for some answers! This summer, we hired a detective to investigate pressing climate questions.

Follow ACE's Detective Meadows as he answers an urgent climate conundrum:

ACE's Executive Director: Year in review + thanks

By Pic Walker, ACE Executive Director

I'm the Executive Director at ACE :: Alliance for Climate Education. As the school year winds down, I wanted to thank you for your support this past year, as well as share some successes and our plans for the next school year.

By any measure, ACE had a terrific first year. After our first full year of operations we've visited more than 875 schools and educated close to 450,000 high school students on the basics of climate science and what they can do to take action in their school and community. We've provided more than $130,000 in grants and scholarships to young climate leaders and led leadership trainings with more than 400 students nationwide...

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