May 24th, 2011 by ACE Alumni
“iMatter, You Matter, We Matter. Let’s work together to make things better”
Two thousand Colorado youth and their adult allies sang this chant through downtown Denver this past Saturday, May 14, as part of the worldwide iMatter marches organized by Alec Loorz, founder of Kids vs. Global Warming. “The atmosphere created by this group of young, driven, and passionate future leaders was very unique and like nothing I’ve ever experienced before,” said Marissa Bramlett, a senior at New Vista High School in Boulder.
Alex Goetz from Lakewood High School is a freshman at the beginning stages of organizing an ACE action team at his school. “I feel empowered from the march; it was a great idea.” He and his fellow action team students were among the eight action teams from all over Colorado who marched under a homemade ACE banner at the front of a line of approximately 2000 marchers.
We braved the drizzle and rain to hear our voices reverberate off underpasses and to cheer at the sound of honking cars as they sat at stoplights waiting for our enthusiastic bunch to pass.
Aaron Fox, a member of New Vista’s Earth Task Force, joined the march along with the rest of his Action Team in their super hero costumes and with a sign made out of completely recycled materials.
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