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ACE Senior Fellow Pablo Gomez: Igniting a Critical Spark in Youth Across Los Angeles

It occurred to us that it could be fun for Pablo to present to his alma mater, Van Nuys High. We certainly wouldn’t make it a requirement; just one of many ways to step up into leadership in his position. He was STOKED about the opportunity and learned the presentation in three weeks (it takes most ACE staff a month to get it down!)

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Spanish Springs High students create Idle Free PSA

Check it out! The Green Paws Club at Spanish Springs High School in Sparks, Nevada has been working hard on their campaign. With over 2,000 students at their school and no easy walking or public transportation, car and bus idling is a big deal.

Students in the club have monitored how much idling is happening at Spanish Springs (a lot) and handed …

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Meet Alicia, ACE’s Newest Climate Action Fellow

ACE is thrilled to welcome its newest Climate Action Fellow, Alicia Wong! ACE Climate Action Fellows are a select group of students working in close capacity for a year-long fellowship with ACE staff in their regions to develop the confidence and capacity to successfully drive climate solutions now and throughout their lives.

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Creating Volts Wattson

Patricio is a Santa Monica High School alum. Read about how he and Santa Monica’s Team Marine converted an old Beetle into an electric car.

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Washington D.C. Metro Area Leaders on a Pathway of Leadership

This past October ACE awarded 70 scholarships to youth leaders from around the country to head to Pittsburgh, PA for PowerShift, a convergence of more than 10,000 young people working for climate justice. This transformative conference galvanized youth climate leaders through informative panels, skill-building workshops and the celebration of solutions.

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Idle Free Schools for Washoe County

In the fall of 2013, ACE and its partners in GREENevada, with support from the Washoe County Health District Air Quality Management Division (AQMD), launched a campaign called Idle Free Schools for Washoe County

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Reed High Eco Warriors Unveil Hydration Station

Omar Kamal is a student at Reed High School in Sparks, Nevada and Secretary of the Reed High Eco Warriors. After winning $3000 in the 2012 GREENevada Student Sustainability Summit and two hard years of further fund-raising and negotiating with their school district, last week the Eco Warriors finally unveiled their school’s first Hydration Station, a water bottle refilling station, complete with chiller and cool blue light that lights up while you’re filling up. Congrats to all Eco Warriors, past and present!

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How Would You Rate Your Hometown?

Last week, The Guardian interviewed teenagers in several cities from across the world about how they rate their home cities of London, Johannesburg, Rio, and New York City!

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1st ACE Teacher Photo Contest

Big thanks to all the teachers who submitted pictures for the ACE Teacher Photo Contest through the ACE Teacher Newsletter. Our winner for the best photo of “breakthrough” was Kiel Smith of Chicago for submitting this photo of his student, Caprecia Tredwell.  While doing fieldwork with North Lawndale College Prop and the National Forest Foundation restoring Midewin National Tallgrass Prarie, this photo captured the …

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2013 Climate Recap

I get to take a look at the state of the climate in 2013. Hot year or not? Where did we fall in the record books? And what were the major weather events of the year?

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