The North Carolina Fellowship has been working with PowerUp NC to educate residents about North Carolina energy policy and how they can save money and energy by making small changes to increase energy efficiency in their homes.
Today, ACE Action Fellows joined New Yorkers from across the city to speak up and advocate for a renewable energy future as they testified at the Clean Energy Standard hearing in lower Manhattan.
In partnership with the Massachusetts State Divestment Coalition, on Saturday, April 23, four New England ACE Action Fellows gathered to protest the construction of the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline, which would carry natural gas directly through a densely-populated urban area in Boston.
In patnership with NextGen Climate America, seven Bay Area Action Fellows hit the ground running at the state capitol as they met with nineteen legislators on April 12th. Below are three personal accounts from the youth themselves.
The fossil fuel Divestment movement is growing. Colleges, religious institutions, private investment groups, and individuals from across the country are taking a stand and removing their financial support from an industry that is profiting by wrecking the planet. And while the actions of colleges and churches have received a lot of publicity, a huge source of support for the fossil fuel industry comes from our own government.
Last September, 194 young people stood in the balcony at United Nations Headquarters in New York and witnessed the adoption of the 2030 Agenda. More than 7 million young people from around the globe spoke up and seized the opportunity to vote on their priorities for the Sustainable Development Goals, and they placed climate change at the top of their list.
In partnership with the Transit Justice Alliance (TJA), TransForm and TRANSITion De Anza, Bay Area Fellows testified at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Board Meeting on April 7, 2016 in support of a sales tax that could generate much needed funding for public transit in Silicon Valley.
More than 100 supporters of offshore wind power gathered on the steps of New York City Hall on February 18 for a rally and press conference to kick off a 2016 campaign to secure a large-scale, long-term commitment to offshore wind development in New York.