Brief overview of how our school, and its students, are addressing environmental, climate, racial justice and/or social justice work:
My school is trying to raise awareness and create learning opportunities around the social, economic, and environmental concerns in our region and state. We appreciate Our Future´s ability to provide us with connections across the state.
Club goals, priorities and interests (that are aligned with Our Future)
- Community action and civic engagement (e.g. marches/rallies, public speaking, letter writing campaigns).
- Being involved with legislative actions.
- Having student representatives on a “youth climate council” in our city and/or county.
- Becoming certified as an Oregon Green School.
- Enhance our waste reduction practices (e.g. composting, paper use, recycling, beverage containers, reusable utensils in the cafeteria).
- Training opportunities for Our Future leaders (e.g. leadership skills, fundraising, etc.).
- Training opportunities for other students at our school (e.g. climate science, how to get involved in environmental/social justice issues).
- Increase club membership (including recruiting Freshman/Sophomores into our club/team).
- Art projects that will raise the awareness of climate change, or the importance or sustainability/social justice.
- Supporting the Our Children’s Trust trial ( https://www.ourchildrenstrust.org/juliana-v-us ).
We are primarily project based so all the work we do is vital, and it is not a huge time commitment to be involved.
Main Student Contacts
Kate Rodriguez, Junior
Affiliations: NHS, Deca, Destination Imagination, IE Club, and Sustainable Klamath
(To reach Kate, please use the contact form below.)
To become involved, even if you do not go to Klamath Union High School, please contact Kate Rodriguez (or Heather Shaffer – Biology and APES teacher and club advisor at KUHS). We will get back to you as soon as possible.
Oregon Green Schools Corner
Stay tuned for Oregon Green School certification progress!