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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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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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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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Uncommon Solutions

On the evening of Thursday, December 12th, we aimed to do something different – and we succeeded.

An intergenerational mix of over 40 people gathered at the Civitas School of Leadership in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. We shared ideas across a spectrum of topics: Waste/Resource Management, Energy, Art Activism, Plastic Pollution, and Health/Food Deserts.

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Momentum and Leadership at a Critical time

I am writing to share important updates at ACE as we assess our impact, celebrate rising leaders and prepare for new fiscal realities in 2014.

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Youth Leaders Take Action on Climate and Health

On October 26th, ACE, with support from our partner Kaiser Permanente, hosted a Youth Action Lab focused on the intersections between climate, food, and health. ACE’s Action Labs are leadership and skills-building trainings that support high school students to design and execute locally relevant projects that have positive climate impacts in their community.

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ACE Youth Leaders Testify at EPA Headquarters in DC

ACE youth climate leaders recognize both the deep need for national rules to limit carbon pollution from power plants and the President’s leadership when it comes to climate change. That’s why 7 ACE youth leaders from DC, Maryland and Virginia, equipped with new skills and renewed energy from the recent PowerShift Conference, testified at EPA Headquarters in Washington D.C. yesterday. They took a stand to both express their personal concerns about climate change, but also to prescribe ideas for the best Clean Air Act approach to limiting harmful emissions from power plants–many of which are coal-fired and notoriously dirty.

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My Journey: To PowerShift and back

This is a guest post by from Alhambra High School in Southern California. You can learn more about Jasmine here.

Jasmine, along with 70 of her peer leaders from around the country, made the choice to apply for a full scholarship to 2013, the largest convergence of climate-focused youth on the planet. These leaders, fresh out of with new skills

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ACE at Power Shift

Last week, 70 ACE leaders traveled to Power Shift 2013—the largest annual convergence of young people advocating for a clean and sustainable energy future in the U.S.

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Another NYC High Schooler for Climate Action

ACE awarded 68 scholarships to worthy youth climate leaders across the country to attend PowerShift 2013, the largest youth convergence of climate-focused youth on the planet.

AfsanaAfsana Akter is one of those remarkable leaders.

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