Support HR 29: Teaching Climate Change in Schools
Climate Education is a Climate Solution
House Resolution 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.R.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 that a key aspect in the fight against climate change is educating our students with the best available climate science, bringing climate change into humanities, and 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. What can you do? 1. Organizations: Use the form below to endorse H.R 29. 2. Organizations: Sign the letter requesting a hearing on climate education in the House Committee on Education and Labor chaired by Rep Bobby Scott (VA-03). 3. Individuals: Sign the letter requesting a hearing on climate education in the House Committee on Education and Labor chaired by Rep Bobby Scott (VA-03) 3. Pass a climate resolution in your school or school district demanding a comprehensive climate education curriculum.