Hey guys, this is Terrae checking in about the latest YACC class! What's YACC, you ask? Good question. It's this hot new group I'm starting up at Met West High School called Youth Activism against Climate Change --> YACC for short. This is my ongoing blog series, so you can find other posts here.
We've arrived in Aspen, CO... home of the 2010 Winter X-Games!
Quick update for now, because we'll have more coming later:
Check out our video from yesterday - Day 3!
These young women are on top of their game and they found the time to come talk to high school students about their sport, their passions, and why climate change is important to them. Very inspiring!
Check out Bridget's video update!
ACE Educators Bridget and Michael are on a march to the 2010 ESPN Winter X-Games, in Aspen, Colorado! We’re going to be delivering the ACE presentation to over one thousand students in 5 schools in the Roaring Fork Valley and rockin' it at the X-Games on Thursday!
-By Keona Harris - ACE Intern
This video, I must say is very empowering to me. Just from watching and hearing the lyrics of this song makes you want to do whatever you possibly can to make a contribution to the change. He relates it back to the dream of Dr. King at it makes so much sense; it makes you think like, "Are we as people really following the dream?"
The 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti about a week ago and the 6.1 magnitude aftershock came this morning! These people are in major need of money for surgery. They need pain killers to numb the pain of bones being popped back into place or limbs amputated...yikes!
While earthquakes are not caused by climate change we can see how a country with so little resources is being seriously impacted. And, to me this connects because scientists agree that the world's poorest countries will be hardest hit - at least at first - by the impacts of our changing climate.
That's a slightly exaggerated statement, but Copenhagen was definitely a huge disappointment
For those of you who were unable to attend (including myself) I found this quite entertaining, again everyone is poking jokes at our climate leaders. But I honestly can't blame them.