Climate Change Assemblies Launch in New York, DC, Denver, Atlanta and Austin Area High Schools

ACE delivers free multimedia assemblies to students on climate change, supports students’ carbon-reducing projects.

Oakland, CA, January 28, 2010 --( ACE :: Alliance for Climate Education, a national nonprofit that presents dynamic climate change education programs to high school students, today launched its free assembly program in high schools throughout the New York, Washington, DC, Denver, Atlanta and Austin metropolitan areas. ACE’s in-person multimedia presentations are on pace to reach half a million students nationwide this school year and have won rave reviews from students, teachers and administrators. High schools may view the ACE trailer and book an assembly at their school at

“ACE had great success delivering more than 1,100 presentations in our first year of operations, and we’re excited to expand our program to five regions nationwide,” said Pic Walker, Executive Director of ACE. “Climate change is one of the most complex challenges we’ve ever faced, and ACE firmly believes high school students around the country can play an important role in curbing its effects.”

ACE’s trained educators visit high schools to present the latest climate science through an interactive multimedia assembly. The assembly features:
· Animations that vividly bring climate change to life
· Science from leading independent organizations, including the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, NASA, NOAA and more
· Interviews with students who have worked on projects to curb climate change, such as conducting an energy audit at school
· A vision of the future featuring fun and creative solutions, like a human-powered dance club

After the assembly, ACE helps students start Action Teams to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their schools and communities, and offers leadership training to help students explain the science to their peers. ACE also connects students with a wide range of partner organizations so that students can take on carbon-reducing projects at their point of interest. All schools that host an ACE assembly are eligible to apply for grants up to $5,000 to start climate projects in their school, and seniors at those schools can apply for ACE scholarships for college.

"We present peer-reviewed climate science in a way that's more MTV than C-SPAN, connecting with youth in a fun and creative way,” said Daisy Pistey-Lyhne, ACE Sr. Educator in Washington, DC. “Through cutting-edge animation, music, text messaging, Facebook and other technology we make the science stick."


About ACE:

ACE :: Alliance for Climate Education is a national nonprofit dedicated to educating America's high school students about the science behind climate change. Our primary goal is to equip students with the knowledge and tools they need to confront the climate challenges our planet faces. We educate students through free in-person multimedia assemblies; we inspire students to lower their emissions and raise their voices; and we activate students to take on carbon-reducing projects in their schools and communities.

Founded in 2008, ACE is headquartered in Oakland, California, with offices in New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Chicago, New England, Denver, Atlanta, Houston and Austin. To learn more about our programs and success, visit

Matt Stewart
Head of Marketing
ACE :: Alliance for Climate Education
Matt Stewart