Here’s some great news and an important Climate Literacy and NGSS milestone in Washington state! With the signing of ESSB 6032, Washington advances to leading the nation in K-12 climate literacy having become the first state in the country to dedicate significant support for climate education. It is also the largest general fund allocation for climate education ever included in a Governor’s budget and approved by a state legislature. [Note: California’s state allocation of about $11million is the highest ever for environmental education.]
The EE community has a narrow window of opportunity ensure the House Appropriations Committee provides funding for EE programs at EPA and NOAA. Reach out to your representatives ASAP to ask for their support!
While Congressional appropriations still are not finalized for FY 2018 (Oct. 1, 2017-Sept. 30, 2018), we generally know the contours of our challenges and work ahead in 2018. We offer this update on where things stand as we enter the new year and how you can get involved in making 2018 a successful year for EE. Please share this update--and in particular, information about our upcoming 2018 EE Advocacy kick-off call--with your networks.
Tuesday, October 17 through Thursday, October 19: Join us for virtual conference week at NAAEE. We’ll share a few highlights of what was planned for Puerto Rico through a series of webinars, live-streamed events, and conference session posts.