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Welcome to the Summer Institute for Climate Change Education! Hosted in partnership with NOAA’s Climate Office and The Wild Center’s Youth Climate Program. 
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Friday, July 30 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Using Climate Resolutions to Elevate Youth Climate Advocacy- from the Classroom to Congress FILLING

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Schools for Climate Action is a non-partisan, grassroots, youth-adult campaign with a mission to empower K-12 schools to speak up for climate action. We advocate for elected officials to combat the climate crisis in order to protect current and future generations. We are an all-volunteer group of students and teachers running the campaign. We help school boards, student councils, school environmental clubs, PTA's, teachers' unions, and school support organizations pass resolutions that do 3 things:
1. Drive a paradigm shift so people recognize climate change as a generational justice and equity issue.
2. Clearly articulate the political will for all elected leaders, especially Members of Congress, to support or enact common-sense climate policies (such as clean energy standards, green infrastructure investments, and just transition plans).
3. Celebrate and expand school district responses to climate change.

In this session, we will cover:
- what climate action resolutions are and how they can work on local and federal levels
- how to create the climate resolution with students or as an adult stakeholder
- how the resolutions call on Congress and other elected officials to act on climate
- how to pass a resolution with student council/ASB groups and school boards
- how to log the resolution on our site
- how to leverage your resolution by working with us to plan a meeting with your member of Congress to deliver your resolution.

Check out www.schoolsforclimateaction.org.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Roney

Kate Roney

Student, Claremont McKenna College
Kate Roney is a sophomore and Seaver Scholar at Claremont Mckenna College in Southern California. She is majoring in Environment, Economics, and Politics and serves as the Co-Director of Schools For Climate Action. Kate also works as a consultant for SOURCE nonprofit consulting and... Read More →
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Nancy Metzger-Carter (she/her)

Education Leader, Schools for Climate Action
Nancy Metzger-Carter is the Sustainability Curriculum Coordinator at Sonoma Academy in Santa Rosa, CA and the Education Leader with Schools for Climate Action. She uses the climate resolution process as a teaching tool for high school students and her students run day-to-day operations... Read More →


Friday July 30, 2021 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
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