Tell New York Senators to Support Historic Climate Education Legislation

A group of students gather around a microscope to observe aquatic organisms in New York harbor.

This year students across New York are seeing the effects of climate change firsthand, from severe wildfire smoke polluting the air to unprecedented rainfall and flash floods. Climate anxiety is on the rise for youth across the US and the globe. It is the responsibility of New York’s school system to educate and offer resources to students about the climate crisis, its effects, and how students, their communities, and their government can respond.

A historic new bill introduced in New York’s state Senate will integrate climate education across subject areas and grades in P-12 schools. It would create an Office of Climate Education and support educators to teach on topics including the causes and impacts of climate change, environmental justice, climate anxiety, and renewable energy. The bill would also establish green career and technical education programs to train New York’s workforce for the jobs of the future.

Urge your state senators to support and cosponsor legislation for climate education in New York schools.

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