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5 Things I Learned Working As a Full Time Activist at 19

My name is Aly Johnson-Kurts, and last summer, at the ripe age of 19, I decided to take a year off from college to fight the climate crisis.

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New York Students Call For a Climate Education Mandate

Students and their allies gathered on the steps of New York City’s City Hall with signs in hand and passion in their voices. “What do we want?” Jatnna Ramirez, Trainer at Global Kids, shouted. “Climate education!” the group responded. “When do we want it?”, Jatnna asked. “Now!” the group answered with conviction and cheers.

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The Quest of an Enviro-Ninja

Even though there’s still long road ahead of us to achieving a socially just, climate stable future, I’m confident that we youth will turn the tide. Just think about it: We’re digital natives. We’re hopeful, collaborative and creative. We dream big and don’t take “impossible” for an answer.

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Put Solar On It!

It’s time to shift the perception on solar. That’s why ACE, along with 16 other organizations, are unveiling the first-ever National #PutSolarOnIt Day of Action on June 21st.

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BREAKING: Youth Call for a Climate Education Mandate in NYC Schools

New York City will set a powerful example to cities across the country with its climate education mandate. Please support this cause today.

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Cutting Carbon and Coal

“We can innovate our way to a better future” proclaimed EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy on Monday: calling on Americans to tackle climate change. She issued this challenge while announcing a historic new proposal from the Obama Administration to reduce CO2 emissions from existing coal-fired power-plants 30% from 2005 levels by 2030.

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We Need a Climate Change Conversation Now.

The public’s opinion is only as good as the public’s information and unfortunately, when it comes to climate change there are powerful forces working to keep the public misinformed.

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Millenials are Ready to Take Action on Climate. Are We?

Judging by the results of the “National Online Survey of Millennial Adults – March/April 2014,” conducted by Harstad Strategic Research, youth are more than ready take on the challenge of climate change.

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Follow the Food: Mount Diablo Farm-to-Plate Expansion Campaign

A new generation of students are being taught how to be healthy and grow their own food at Mount Diablo High School

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Walk one-Week and the new Enchanted Earth App

Shailee Samar is a senior at Monta Vista High School who wanted to end her high school environmental activism with a bang. She brought her Walk-One-Week (WOW) activity to 15 schools and has now created a fun mobile app called Enchanted Earth. ACE is inspired by her and looks forward to building on her successes by preparing the next climate leaders at her high school.

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