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‘Commit to Climate:’ 2015 AYEA Summer Fundraiser

When: 9533075617_6739bb504d_zThursday, August 20th from 5:30-8:30pm

Where: Hosted by Deborah Williams, 1142 G St, Downtown Anchorage

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This year’s theme is Commit to Climate: Celebrating Youth Action on Climate! AYEA teens from villages and cities across the state have come together to address climate change impacts and solutions. They have met with state and federal leaders, urging action. The Summer Fundraiser will engage community members in taking action with our teens, and provide support for our youth to continue to work on this important issue in the year ahead. We’ll have live music, great food and drinks, and wonderful company.

In addition to hearing inspiring stories of action on climate by our teens, we’ll be joined by special guests Fran Ulmer, Chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission; and Mayor Ethan Berkowitz!

Join us for an evening of live music, inspiring speaker, and delicious food and drink – all while supporting the Alaska Youth for Environmental Action program! Get your ticket today!


AYEA Youth Organizer Summit: October 9 – 12, 201515167907940_f381f36882_z

Are you ready to take your leadership with AYEA to the next level? Do you want to be a part of a statewide campaign working with rural and urban teens to take action on climate change for Alaska?

Become an AYEA Youth Organizer!

Apply to be a Youth Organizer>>

Nominate a teen to be a Youth Organizer>>

All Youth Organizers (YOs) attend AYEA’s Fall Youth Organizer Summit. At the Summit, teens will:

  1. Learn about Climate Change (how is it affecting Alaska, what policies could make a difference?)
  2. Develop skills in community organizing (public speaking, project planning, leading a group, outreach, fundraising)
  3. Design AYEA’s statewide campaign plan, decide what actions we will take throughout the year

When? October 9 – 12 (Friday – Monday)
Where?  Victory Bible Camp in Sutton, Alaska (transportation from Anchorage provided)
Who? Rural and urban teens in grades 8-12 who are ready to be Youth Organizers and lead AYEA’s 2013-2014 statewide campaign.
Cost: $100 tuition + travel to Anchorage. Half and full travel scholarships are available. If you need a travel scholarship, please indicate this in your application.

Apply to be a Youth Organizer>>

Nominate a teen to be a Youth Organizer>>

Contact Allison Barnwell at or (907) 274-3626 with questions or for more information.

About ACE

Alaska Center for the Environment (ACE) is Alaska’s largest, statewide conservation advocacy organization, supported by thousands of individuals and families. In 2012, Alaska Youth for Environmental Action, Alaska Conservation Alliance and Alaska Center for the Environment merged to create a stronger organization with shared experience and resources.


Alaska’s world-class ecosystems and incredible natural resources sustain our families, communities, and cultures. By connecting with Alaskans on these shared values, we can protect and sustain a healthy environment and chart the future we want for our children and grandchildren.


Alaska Center for the Environment engages and empowers Alaskans to protect and conserve the natural resources that support our unique quality of life for current and future generations. ACE cultivates environmental leaders, educates the public and decision makers about key environmental issues, and mobilizes diverse Alaskans to advocate for sound environmental policies.

Learn more about us here, find us on Facebook, and sign up for our mailing list to stay up to date on conservation issues in Alaska.