On Tuesday, September 29th, six ACE Action Fellows gathered at the Massachusetts State House to make their voices heard at a public hearing on the future of energy policy in the state. Out of the hundreds of attendees, the Action Fellows were the only citizens offering a youth perspective at the hearing.
No matter where you live, you have probably heard about the drought in California. The last four years have been simultaneously the hottest and the driest four-year period on record. For many, the California drought is just another headline. But for Jonathan Rincon, a sophomore at UC Santa Barbara from Watsonville, CA, the drought is personal.
As thousands gather around the country today to demand climate action, our young leaders are taking center stage at rallies around the country to speak up for their future.
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ACE is thrilled to announce that our very own alumna, Celeste Tinajero of Sparks, Nevada, has won a 2015 Brower Youth Award.
Kaily Heitz is an alumnus of Pitzer College where she earned a degree focused on the intersections between sociology and environmentalism. During her undergraduate career, she worked as an environmental educator for 6th graders and developed an organization for mixed race students at the Claremont Colleges. She currently lives in Oakland with her partner where she works as a tutor and project manager, serves on the board for a non-profit, Mixed Roots Stories, and rock climbs regularly.