Climate Education is a key Climate Solution. Youth should have a voice shaping climate education policy. That's why Schools for Climate Action partnered with over 200 K-12 students from 20 states to co-author the Climate Education Resolution which was re-introduced into the 118th Congress by Rep. Barbara Lee and co-led by Rep Maxwell Frost and Rep Jahana Hayes. CLICK HERE- Send a message to your Representative to support K-12 Climate Education!
Students from every state need climate change education! Right now, most US schools do not have a rigorous climate education program to prepare students for the jobs of the future. This resolution included the voices of over 200 students from 20 states and was supported wholeheartedly by Rep Barbara Lee. “As the demographic with the most to lose to climate change, it would be a massive disservice not to teach students today about the threat of the climate crisis—and to empower them with the education and tools they need to fight it. Solution-focused climate education must be a top priority in schools across the United States. I am proud to introduce this resolution with Rep. Hayes from Connecticut, the first Gen-Z member of Congress Rep. Frost, and the support of a broad coalition of parents, teachers, school boards, advocates, and most importantly, students.” - Representative Barbara Lee
What can students, teachers and parents do to help advance federal support for climate education? 1. Pass a climate literacy resolution in your school district requesting a comprehensive climate education curriculum. Use the QR code below for a template prepared by our partners at the SF/Bay Sierra Club! 2. Click here for an easy guide to outline the process! 3. Use the Social Media Toolkit above to spread the word!
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There are over 100 organizational endorsements for the climate education resolution including: American Federation of Teachers, National Association of School Psychologists, National Indian Education Association, National PTA, Moms Clean Air Force, National Center for Science Education, Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, National Education Association, UNICEF, American Psychological Association, Fridays for Future, and National Council for the Social Studies.
See the first introduction and iteration of the Climate Education Resolution in 2019!