ACE Brings Climate Education to the White House

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For Immediate Release
Release Date: 8/20/2015
Contact: Leah Qusba | 262.880.8661 | leah@acespace.org

Fresh on the heels of President Obama announcing a new Clean Power Plan, the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) is thrilled to bring its award-winning climate science assembly to the White House. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) will be hosting ACE today, August 20, as part of its official Back-To-School Climate Education Event, in support of the President’s Climate Education and Literacy Initiative. We are honored to be part of the White House’s efforts to enhance the climate literacy of all Americans. 

During the livestream, which will run from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT, ACE Program Manager, Melinda Lilly, will deliver the ACE Assembly. Also today from the White House, we will announce our commitment to launch an online version of our climate science assembly later this year. Having already reached 2 million students across the United States with our in-person assembly, the new online experience will allow us to scale our impact to reach millions more in communities around the country. 

To learn more about the event, you can visit the OSTP blog

Details

  • What: Alliance for Climate Education delivers award-winning climate science assembly at the White House
  • Where: Tune in at https://www.whitehouse.gov/live
  • When: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT, Thursday, August 20, 2015

More about ACE:

The Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) recognizes that young people have the most to lose when it comes to climate change, and the most to gain by solving it. ACE educates high school students about climate change and inspires them to take action.

Since 2008, ACE has reached over 1.8 million students across America with its climate education program and inspired over 300,000 students to take action. ACE has also empowered thousands of new and diverse students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to be effective leaders. The program has been proven to work. In 2014, ACE students advocated for a New York City climate education mandate, pushed for school districts to cut carbon, and partnered with policy experts for lasting climate solutions.

ACE seeks to shift the landscape of climate engagement, which has traditionally excluded young people and communities of color – those that are most affected by climate consequences. 73% of ACE schools are public and 60% of students in its programs are youth of color.