Environmental Science students at Oakland Technical High School have launched a campaign for the Oakland Unified School District to adopt the Sierra Club’s Climate Change Literacy Resolution. This would require that every high school student graduate climate-change literate.
The students write:
“Students need to be exposed to what is happening in our world today because it affects them. Individuals in the Oakland community believe that climate change is a future issue but it is happening now. In our community of Oakland, the sea level and groundwater is currently rising and will continue to rise if nothing is done. Sea level rise will impact the lives of those living closest to the bay. As for groundwater change, that will affect most of Oakland because water runs beneath our buildings and roads. This will cause serious damage to our infrastructure and become incredibly dangerous.
“Young people in our community need to be aware of how climate change will impact their lives and be prepared for it. With education, they will be able to create a sustainable Oakland that will continue to thrive.”
The students are asking supporters to sign the petition
They also request that organizations send a letter of endorsement to the Oakland School Board.
And come to support the students when they speak to the school board about their petition in the open comment period of the next board meeting.
Wednesday, April 25, 6 PM
LaEscuelita Education Center
1050 2nd Avenue, Oakland