Our Work:What We Do
We place a laser-like and disciplined focus on the three things most needed to power youth voices and leadership within the climate movement: Education, Action, and Influence.
We create the future.
The climate emergency is here whether our leaders acknowledge it or not. We deserve a world beyond fossil fuels—a world in which our leaders tell the truth, honor the will of the people, and act at an emergency-level speed to avert climate catastrophe.
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Declare A Climate Emergency
Sign the petition today and tell your state legislators to declare a climate emergency!
Reached in the past year with education on dirty energy projects in their communities and how to support climate leadership at the ballot box.
Reached in support of the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act in Illinois that led to its successful passage in the Illinois legislature in August 2021.
YOUTH OF COLOR
Of the 51,000 youth registered to vote by ACE in the 2020 election. CEA will expand that work in 2022 and beyond.
In Climate Emergency Advocates’s engaged and growing youth network, advocating for climate and clean energy leadership across all 50 states.
Highlight: Ohio Energy Jobs and Justice Act
As a member of the Ohio Climate and Clean Energy Coalition (CCEC), CEA advocates for the passage of the Energy Jobs and Justice Act (EJJA). The Energy Jobs and Justice Act will:
- Bolster Ohio’s economy with well-paying jobs
- Give customers financial relief on electric bills
- Increase utility accountability and transparency
- Transition Ohio from dirty energy to clean, affordable, renewable energy
Highlight: Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition
In 2021, we partnered with the Energy Action Fund and the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition to support the passage of the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA).
CEA produced in-mouse media content to reach over 300,000 Illinois voters and educate them about clean job opportunities through CEJA. Our members personally texted over 200,000 Illinois voters, asking them to contact their elected officials in Springfield to support the legislation.
In addition, CEA members directly contacted Illinois elected officials, including Governor Pritzker in support of CEJA, and organized and led a CEJA Youth Climate March. Governor Pritzker said in a press conference following the march that it was young people who really impacted his decision to invest deeply in CEJA.
Our Current Campaigns
Vote Fossil Free
Your vote is your voice — let’s use it.Add Your Name
Pledge to Take Climate Action
Commit to taking climate action in your community.Add Your Name
Declare a Climate Emergency
Tell Congress to pass the National Climate Emergency Act.Add Your Name
Call The White House: Stop Line 3
Tell President Biden to stop the Line 3 Pipeline.Add Your Name
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