About UsThis is an emergency
Climate Emergency Advocates educates, activates, and empowers young people to demand and accelerate policies that meet the scale and urgency of the climate emergency. We mobilize millions of young people to support climate and clean energy leadership and to advance the deployment of renewable energy across the country.
We hold elected leaders accountable and demand immediate climate action.
Mission & Values
Climate Emergency Advocates mobilizes millions of young people to support climate and clean energy leadership and to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy across the country. We give young people a voice in policies that affect their future.
We believe in justice and equity. Communities most impacted by racial injustice and social inequity are also those most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. We place special focus on lifting up these voices within the global climate movement.
We believe in telling the whole truth, because young people have the right to understand the science of the climate emergency and how it is inextricably linked to the economic, social, and leadership choices we make.
We believe in the creativity and power of young people to lead the way in imagining a better future — a future safe from climate chaos, free from environmental injustice, rich in biodiversity and prosperous for all.
We believe in the courage of young people to stand up against misinformation, falsehoods and climate injustice wherever they occur.
Brian BeitnerBoard Chair
Brian Beitner has had a 42-year investment career at Bear Stearns and other investment firms, including founding Chautauqua Capital in 2009.
Hakim EvansBoard Member
Hakim Evans resides in Queens, NY and has played an integral role at ACE as an Action Fellow and Youth Fundraising Advisory Board member since 2016.
Maggie Fox is a veteran of numerous local, state, national and international environmental, political, legal and policy campaigns.
Aryaana KhanBoard Member
Aryaana Khan is an environmental scientist, organizer, and poet working to address the climate crisis.
Founder and Principal of the Parish Group, Van Parish has over thirty years of experience in electoral campaigns and public affairs.
Leah QusbaPresident and CEO, Ex Officio Board Member
Leah Qusba is the President and CEO of Climate Emergency Advocates and the Executive Director of Action for the Climate Emergency.
Who We Are
Climate Emergency Advocates is an affiliate of Action for the Climate Emergency (ACE). ACE educates, inspires and supports young people to lead the fight for their future. ACE ensures youth have everything they need to understand the science and advocate for solutions to the climate emergency.
Are you ready to take action today? Urge your representative to pass the National Climate Emergency Act.