On Thursday, December 17, 2015, eight North Carolina Action Fellows called for climate justice and bold climate action at a public hearing for the North Carolina Clean Power Plan in Raleigh, NC.
The annual Bioneers conference in San Rafael, California brings together innovators, artists, leaders and visionaries to solve the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. This year, 17-year-old ACE Action Fellow Alumna, Jasmyn Mitchell, was among the keynote speakers.
There is an imminent threat known to all of mankind: climate change. Climate change is a global problem and each state, city and province has its own climate problems. The North Carolina Climate Justice Summit is a gathering of adults and youth who all have similar concerns about climate change relating to North Carolina specifically. These adults and youth are of all different races and religions and come from all different backgrounds and places. The Summit is a place where people can share, learn and, most importantly, unite for a common cause despite their differences.
Energy injustice is a huge problem in North Carolina, and the Block Party helped a lot of people see that it’s not just their problem; everyone is affected. On Saturday, October 24, 2015, ACE Action Fellows in North Carolina joined with our partner, North Carolina League of Conservation Voters, for the Power Up NC DIY Block Party for local residents in Southeast Raleigh.
ACE Action Fellow Victoria Barrett is in Paris for the COP 21 UN Climate Change Conference this week. At just 16 years old, Victoria is one of the youngest participants at COP 21. But she is not afraid to speak up.
Youth have the most to lose from climate change, but the most to gain by stopping it. Join youth from across the nation in demanding that world leaders strike a comprehensive climate agreement for climate action in Paris at COP 21.
Two weeks ago, President Obama took a major stand in the fight against climate change with his rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline. As the Paris Climate Talks approach, the President’s rejection of Keystone is sending a bold message to the world that the United States is ready to take action on climate change.
On behalf of 458 young people across the country who signed on, we are sending a thank-you letter to the President for rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline.