Join the campaign to call on school districts to support climate resiliency measures to protect student health.
The peak of wildfire season now coincides with back to school in California. A recent study from Pediatrics shows wildfire smoke is 10 times more toxic than other pollution because what’s burning includes houses and cars. Children are particularly vulnerable to this toxic smoke pollution and school infrastructure is not yet equipped to protect student health. Luckily, there are many new funding options for school districts to upgrade their resiliency. Parents and guardians can work with school boards to pass wildfire smoke resilience resolutions that commit their district to infrastructure improvements and climate readiness planning. Schools for Climate Action is proud to support this climate resiliency effort to protect current and future students from the impacts of continued climate-related wildfires. Parents can take an active role by emailing their school board, speaking during school board public comment, joining their district’s climate action committee, and helping districts navigate funding applications. Click the links below for resources on how to get your school district on track to protecting students from the harms of wildfire smoke: