Youth Climate Work

AYEA and Climate Action!

Alaska Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA) Teens are at the forefront of climate justice and climate action. You can support their efforts today by clicking the take action button.  You can view the work they’ve completed through the years below. Every Alaskan teen interested in climate action is encouraged to join in; either through current actions or by asking for support to develop their own campaigns and action projects. Email [email protected] to identify the most current opportunities!

Climate Action Today!

AYEA Teens today are taking a multifaceted approach to climate change and climate justice actions. Statewide, Youth Organizers have chosen to pursue clean energy, climate resiliency, social justice, low emissions economies, and protection of carbon sinks. 

  • To support clean energy and climate resiliency, AYEA’s youth leaders are asking us all to support HB227, an expansion of Alaska’s CPACE program to create both clean energy based and climate resilient cities. Choose to take action and tell your senator you support HB227!
  • To enhance Alaska’s social justice practices, teens have called for Alaska’s lawmakers to pass HB17 - to enable all alaskan’s to engage in our civic process we need to protect all alaskan against discrimination in employment, public accommodations, and housing.
  • To lower Alaska’s collective emissions, teens are working to support protections for Alaska’s forests like the Tongass! 

Past AYEA Climate Actions

In 2020 AYEA members and alumni met with Senator Murkowski to advocate for the consideration of Alaskan communities in the federal infrastructure package. Participants raised concerns about equitable access to broadband, advocated for increased support of clean energy in rural communities, and clarified the importance of investing in education to prepare future leaders of Alaska.

The Youth Climate Strike Movement

The youth of America, are striking because the science says there are just a few years left to transform our energy system, reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, and prevent the worst effects of climate change. World leaders have yet to acknowledge, prioritize, or properly address our climate crisis and marginalized communities across our nation —especially communities of color, disabled communities, and low-income communities— are already disproportionately impacted by climate change. With their futures at stake, the youth call for radical legislative action to combat climate change and its countless detrimental effects on the American people.