Finally, Someone Has Made Fighting Global Warming Cool
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As a national bill to address climate change and energy limps its way to the the Senate, it's heartening to know that the future of our world doesn't solely depend on Waxman-Markey's American Clean Energy and Security Act.
Thanks to the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE), there is terrific outreach going on to engage high school students and give them the information and encouragement they need to help us effectively combat global warming. ACE educators are conducting free assemblies in high schools across the country.
And the best thing is that they are reaching youth in an engaging way. Check out the video to the right to see a trailer about the assemblies they put together for schools. By using the latest science from the IPCC and conveying it in language that is accessible to youth, they are helping to win over a generation that has incredible tools for taking action and enormous potential to help create change.
"During our presentations, we encourage students to thoughtfully consider the science behind climate change and continue to learn more," said Alisha, one of ACE's climate educators. "We provide interested students the opportunity to connect with organizations that can help them start projects to reduce the impacts of climate change."
If you're a youth, a parent, an activist or an educator -- visit their website and find out how to get their program into your community. There are 22 million high school students in the U.S. right now and we sure could use their help.
Tara Lohan is a managing editor at AlterNet.