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Why Learning About Climate Change Made Me Quit Fast Food

At my school all seniors have to do a yearlong project about a social issue of our choice. After seeing the ACE assembly, I knew right then and there I wanted to do my project on climate change. When I heard ACE was hosting a Youth Action Lab the following month about the connection between climate change and food, well, of course I signed up to attend.

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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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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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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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Boston ACE Leaders Host 8th Annual YouthCAN Summit

YouthCAN was initiated by students in the Boston Latin School environmental club who wanted to partner with neighboring environmental clubs to work together to green their schools. Their goal was to create a network where students, school administrators, public officials and local business professionals could collaborate towards a more sustainable Greater Boston Area.

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ACE Leaders Review the National Climate Assessment on a Call from the White House

This week marked a historic day for our nation. The 3rd National Climate Assessment (NCA), a report four years in the making and commissioned by Congress, was released this Tuesday, May 6th. The report, focusing its more than 800 pages exclusively on the United States, is an extensive look at , its impacts and the possible responses. Even at first …

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ACE leader speaks at Green Schools National Conference

What was the last speech you heard comparing climate change to an unhealthy relationship? ACE Climate Action Fellow Olivia Robinson masterfully weaved together a story of the interconnectedness of human beings and nature in a speech she delivered at the 2014 Green Schools National Conference in Sacramento earlier this year. In her speech, Olivia reminded us that sometimes, breakups can be a good thing:

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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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