H. Res 29 states there is broad agreement within the scientific community that human activities are the dominant cause of climate change and young people need to know of this consensus, as well as its causes, consequences, and possible solutions, no matter which state they live in. Furthermore, the resolution recognizes that climate change disproportionately affects students of color and students in poverty by exacerbating existing inequalities. H.Res.29 states that the impact of addressing climate change will eventually fall on current and future students, and when they engage in climate curriculum, they develop a greater capacity to address critical social and environmental issues. Students need climate education to find climate solutions. We believe a key aspect in the fight against climate change is educating our students with the best available climate science, providing a solutions-based curriculum, bringing climate change into humanities/social justice fields, and promote advocacy through civic education. Learning about climate change through an interdisciplinary curriculum helps students see the interconnected nature of the issue and empowers solutions-based actions. In order to prepare students to be educated adults in a changing climate, they must have a strong fact-based, interdisciplinary climate education. In fact, this resolution is the result of a robust climate education program, co-authored by high school climate advocates in partnership with Rep. Lee. What can students, teachers and parents do to help advance federal support for climate education? Pass a climate resolution in your school district requesting a comprehensive climate education curriculum. Click here for an easy guide Send a letter to your member of congress requesting they support H.Res 29 for Climate Education. Use this letter as a template to email your member of congress Post on your social media in support of climate education and H.Res 29
Current organizational endorsements for H.Res 29 include:American Federation of Teachers, National Association of School Psychologists, National Indian Education Association, Center for Green Schools at USGBC, Global Oneness Project, National Association of Geoscience Teachers, Moms Clean Air Force, National Children’s Campaign, National Center for Science Education, Principles for Responsible Investment, Teaching for Change, Paleontological Research Institution, Rethinking Schools, Schools for Climate Action, Sierra Club, The Children's Alliance, Teacher’s Advocacy Committee, Students for Climate Action, Children’s Advocacy Campaign, Green Schools Alliance, The Children’s Agenda, Friends of the Earth, Society for Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE), UNICEF USA, Children's Environmental Health Network, EnviroVoters, and National Council for the Social Studies.
Organizations: What can you do? Use this form to endorse H.R 29. and amplify our methods using the social media toolkit here.