Just three hours into Trump’s new presidency on the afternoon of January 20, Action Fellow Lindsay Morgenstein and North Carolina Program Manager, Briana Steele, headed to the office of their State Representative, Congressman David Price. Lindsay and Briana were joined by three members of the local 350.org chapter, 350 Triangle.
When I think about a Trump Presidency, I worry about my family in Taiwan. I won’t be sitting idly by while the seas rise. We’re going to protect this Earth now, for this generation, because my family in doesn’t have another four years to squander.
Countless people, including youth like me, are being mislead about the threats of climate change every day. It is our collective responsibility, each and every one of us, to inform the public about the undeniable truth about climate change so my generation has a chance at a safe climate future.
For many of us committed to solving the climate crisis, the results of the election on Tuesday night left us heartbroken. Our work just got a lot harder with a President-elect who has said climate change is a hoax. And, these feelings of grief don’t start or end with climate change. They extend to what it feels like today to be an immigrant, a person of color, a LGBTQ+ individual, a woman, someone differently-abled, someone of a religious minority, or anyone working on issues to build more equity and justice in our nation. Together, we mourn.
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Rachel Schragis is a visual artist, cultural organizer, and lifelong New Yorker, based in Brooklyn. Rachel was the coordinator of the People's Climate March arts team in which she supported hundreds of creative projects and worked with organizers and artists to develop a narrative framework that weaved together many diverse constituencies and rallying cries to tell a powerful story about the climate movement.
Kian Martin, a member of ACE’s Alumni Network and a freshman at UC Berkeley, has been chosen as a keynote speaker at this year’s annual Bioneers Conference, October 21-23, 2016. Bioneers brings together innovators, artists, leaders and visionaries to solve the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges.
“Not only should youth be taken seriously in organizing and decision making, but we must be included in order to achieve real climate justice.”
Hurricane Matthew is the most powerful and dangerous storm to threaten the Atlantic coast in a generation, but it isn't special. Millions of people in the US, especially people of color and low-income communities, face constant and increasing threats from both the impacts of climate change and the continued expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure.
Dozens of lawyers spent more than seven hours presenting their sides with respect to the Clean Power Plan in front of the full ten-member D.C. Circuit Court on Tuesday. After the arguments, both sides emerged exhausted, as well as confident of their chances of winning.
On September 21, 2016, in the midst of NYC Climate Week, ACE Fellows, Zora Hall and Hakim Evans, joined Presidents, Prime Ministers, and other world leaders at UN Headquarters in New York City for the UN Paris Climate Change Agreement Ratification Ceremony. Zora and Hakim were part of a historic moment as representatives for ACE and youth taking action on climate change around the world.