Middle and High School Student Councils
Please consider this Template Call to Climate Action Resolution
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If and when you do pass this resolution or a similar one calling for climate action, climate restoration, climate justice, and/or carbon pricing, please transmit it widely to:
- Schools for Climate Action (Submittal Form)
- Your district school board and Superintendent
- Your state association of school boards and the National School Board Association
- Your state board of education and your state Superintendent of schools
- The Congressional Climate Solutions Caucus
- Your member of Congress and your two state Senators
- Your local chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby and the Put A Price On It Campaign (these campaigns can translate your resolution directly into political will for science-based climate policies.)
Middle and High School Leaders Who Have Spoken Up for Climate Action
Lucy, Junior at Novato HS speaking at open comment period at Novato Union School District on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
Kai Guthrie, 15 years old, empowering local elected leaders to speak up for climate action to protect current and future students. Explains that political will is only thing lacking for us to address climate change as a nation. "Lead the growing chorus of local elected leaders driving out the silence."
Celeste P., a Montgomery High School sophomore, speaking at open comment period at the Santa Rosa City Schools meeting on 2.14.18. She starts at 38:50. She explains how her community has recently been traumatized by a climate-related disaster. She also explains that school board members can help generate the political will to act on climate change, protecting students and future generations.
Avery R. (sophomore at Credo HS) and Nevin W.-S. (junior at Credo HS) speaking at Public Comment period (for items not on the agenda) at Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District on 3.20.18. Public comment for non-agenda items occurs in some districts occurs at the end of the board meeting. Avery and Nevin showed up at the beginning to fill out speaker cards and waited hours for their chance to speak up--true climate heroes. Thank you, Avery and Nevin! Thank you for listening, Cotati-Rohnert Park Board of Trustees. (Avery and Nevin start at near 1:38:00)