What’s it about?

The “Climate Action” blog category includes articles related to what people are doing, or can do, to help reduce Green House Gas (GHG) levels in our atmosphere.

According to the U.S. EPA website “Greenhouse gases trap heat and make the planet warmer. Human activities are responsible for almost all of the increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere over the last 150 years. The largest source of greenhouse gas emissions from human activities in the United States is from burning fossil fuels for electricity, heat, and transportation.” (https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/sources-greenhouse-gas-emissions)

 

How does this relate to Our Future?

Climate action is an important part of the Our Future network. Participating high school students, as either Region Leaders or team members, will be leading their school to determine ways to reduce emissions sourced from their school and from our communities. Here is a list of ways Our Future students will be involved in climate action:

  • Helping to create an “Equitable Climate Action Plan” for their school.
  • Developing and supporting actions by students throughout the statewide network.
  • Using their voices to let city, county and state officials know what changes they want.

If you find articles that may be interesting or educational for this blog category please contact your school’s Regional Leader (by using the contact form on your school’s page), or be in touch with us at Partners for Sustainable Schools (using the “Contact Us” link).