San Diego Unified Council of PTA’s Resolution that Climate Change is a Children’s Issue was adopted by the California State PTA!
Passing the Resolution that Climate Change is a Children’s Issue empowers California PTA to align their efforts with counties, cities, and school districts’ climate action plans
The delegates of the 2015 California PTA Convention have adopted the resolution made by the San Diego Unified Council of PTA’s (SDUCPTA) that Climate Change is a Children’s Issue. By adopting the resolution, this empowers the California State PTA (CAPTA) to develop action plans, programs, and literature to help educate PTA leaders, school districts, and all PTA units throughout California on the issues related to climate change. Passage of the resolution will also empower CAPTA to take positions on legislation regarding climate change as well as to advocate for all children on issues in regards to climate change. More specifically, the resolution calls for PTA leaders and school districts to support programs and strategies to make schools more climate-safe and energy efficient, and models to prepare children for climate changes already underway. It calls for PTA leaders and school districts to serve as role models for practices that promote energy conservation, alternative energy sources, reducing dependency on automobile travel and encouraging sustainable practices. PTA leaders and school districts would be encouraged to advocate for comprehensive local, state, and national legislation to substantially reduce man-made contributions to climate change and to mitigate its impact on children’s health. Lastly, the resolution urges CAPTA to forward the resolution to be adopted by the National PTA so as to recognize that Climate Change is a Children’s Issue at the National level.
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Article by Celeste Bobryk-Ozaki