In honor of Earth Day, we will support youth-adult teams across the country to speak up for climate action and break the silence on intergenerational climate justice. We expect that by April 30th, 2018:
- 5 additional school boards will have passed climate change resolutions;
- 10 school boards will have included discussion of climate change on an official school board meeting agendas;
- 100 school boards will hear statements about climate action and climate justice from school stakeholders during school board meetings;
We're offering a webinar each of the next two Thursdays to teach you everything you need to know to join this effort in your local school district. Here is the link:
Earth Day Speak Up Schools for Climate Action 5.15.18 and 5.22.18 at 5:30 PT
Here is what school board statements can look like:
Lucy L. (Novato School District on 3.3.18)
Kai G. (West Sonoma County UHSD on 3.7.18)
Celeste P. (Santa Rosa City Schools on 2.14.18)
Avery and Nevin (Cotati-Rohnert Park USD on 3.20.18)
Just showing up and speaking at open comment period for 1-2 minutes helps drive a paradigm shift that can help break the logjam on common sense climate action in DC. Over the next 6 weeks, there will be about 20,000 opportunities to stand in places of official public discourse and speak directly to elected leaders about intergenerational climate justice and non-partisan solutions to this crisis. (14,000 school boards have 1 meeting a month). Your total time commitment could be less than 1.5 hours.
If we are respectful and non-partisan, we can use a great American democratic tradition to call out the best in each other in order to protect our kids. What beautiful opportunity!
Please use social media to help us spread the word! It's up to us to teach all 14,000 school boards that they can speak up in respectful, non-partisan, and powerful ways to help break the dangerous logjam on climate action in DC. Please use the form below to register to receive additional information such as template emails and scripts. Thanks! The button at the bottom is for upload a report after you give a school board statement.