Brief history of how our school, and its students, have addressed environmental, climate, racial justice and/or social justice work
Bella Klosterman was the first student leader of the Environmental Justice Club during the 2018-19 school year. They collectively lead Lincoln High School in the 2019 climate strikes. During the pandemic, the club created an educational program geared towards middle and elementary school students during earth week. As well as leading a panel of youth activists with over 60 attendees. This year, over 200 Lincoln students participated in the Portland Public School’s efforts in the Global Climate Strikes. We hope to continue our fight for both climate and social justice.
Club goals, priorities and interests (that are aligned with Our Future)
- Community action and civic engagement.
- Being involved with legislative actions.
- Having student representatives on a “youth climate council” in our city and/or county.
- Training opportunities for other students at your school (e.g. climate science, how to get involved in environmental/social justice issues).
- Increase club membership (including recruiting Freshman/Sophomores into your 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 ).
- Environmental Justice education to fellow and younger students.
- Collaborations with other organizations in protests and strikes.
Main Student Contacts
Erika Leung, Sophomore, Environmental Justice Club Co-President
Amy Henrikson, Junior, Environmental Justice Club Co-President
Chloe Gilmore, Sophomore, Environmental Justice Club Co-President
(To reach the team, please use the contact form below.)
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