Alliance for Climate Education, NextGen Climate America Launch US Climate Change Education Initiative at PBS Forum

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For Immediate Release
November 9, 2015
Contact:
Leah Qusba, Communications Director
Alliance for Climate Education (ACE)
262.880.8661 | leah@acespace.org

Alliance for Climate Education, NextGen Climate America Launch US Climate Change Education Initiative at PBS Forum

BOSTON—Today, Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) and NextGen Climate America will join Senior Science and Technology Advisor to the President, Dr. John Holdren, and other distinguished partners, to announce the launch of Our Climate Our Future, a new digital initiative to educate and engage young Americans on the need to take action on climate change. The initiative will be announced this morning at the Forum on Digital Media for STEM Learning: Climate Education at WGBH headquarters in Boston and will launch in January 2016.  

“We’re launching Our Climate Our Future, a digital multimedia climate education experience that’s modeled after our award-winning live ACE Assembly, to fill a critical gap in climate education and awareness,” said forum panelist and ACE Executive Director, Matt Lappé. “We’re co-launching the initiative with our partner, NextGen Climate America, in January 2016 with a goal of reaching more than 1 million high-school-aged youth by the end of 2016.”   

Alliance for Climate Education will announce the launch of Our Climate. Our Future.

ACE and NextGen Climate America will also announce their joint commitment to launch a new youth climate competition, The Get Loud Challenge, that builds on the launch of Our Climate Our Future. The Get Loud Challenge, also launching in January 2016, will engage more than 500,000 youth and call on them to take action in their communities to combat climate change and embrace clean energy solutions. The competition’s goal is to draw widespread attention to the issue of climate change through highly visible online and offline actions. It will run from January through May and leverage gamification to motivate young competitors to take actions like: having a conversation about climate change with a parent, generating and sharing viral content on social media, or showing up with friends to local government offices to demand climate action.  

In the last five years, ACE has brought its award-winning, live climate education assembly to 2 million high school students at over 2,500 schools across the country. ACE seeks to educate and empower young Americans to take action on climate change through its award-winning, innovative youth education and leadership programs.  

Event Details:  

What: WGBH’s Forum on Digital Media for STEM Learning: Climate Education   

When: Monday, November 9th, 8am (EST)   

Where: Watch live here   

More about Alliance for Climate Education (ACE)
ACE has a mission to educate young people about the science of climate change and empower them to take action. Their innovative climate education and leadership programs have reached 2 million youth across the United States. Learn more at acespace.org.    

More about NextGen Climate America
NextGen Climate America is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to creating a level playing field so that low-carbon advanced energy solutions can fairly compete with entrenched fossil fuel interests. Learn more at nextgenamerica.org.

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