E3 Washington supports environmental and sustainability education (ESE) for all WA students. We serve as a...
Catalyst: advocating for strong environment and sustainability education policies;
Convener: supporting teachers and other educators with networks, and resources;
Communicator: sharing ESE teaching resources, partnerships, learning opportunities and a calendar of events.
SUPPORT CLIMATE SCIENCE EDUCATION IN WA
April 19, 2019
Please contact your legislators and other key legislators now.
The Upshot – Governor Inslee requested $4 million per year in 2019 and 2020 to continue momentum of the highly successful ClimeTime initiative that has launched climate science learning across Washington State. The program, funded for the first time by the legislature in 2018 is being implemented through OSPI and a network of Educational Service Districts (ESD’s) and Community Based Organizations (CBO’s) whose work can be viewed here.
Ask your Senate and House representative to sustain climate science and NGSS learning at the current level of $4M per year.
Why your efforts are instrumental RIGHT NOW
The legislators are constantly looking at email messages coming into their phones and computers.
If they hear NOW from their constituents as well as education, environmental, business, tribal and other leaders, it will send them the right message of support and let them know the ESE community is weighing in.
Contact and other information to find your representative, go to: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/Rosters/Members
E3 Washington 2018 in Review:
· Worked with our partners to help Governor Jay Inslee pass a $4 Million appropriation to support climate literacy through Next Generation Science Standards, more here;
· Cosponsored the Science, Climate and Environment Day inaugural event drawing students from across WA to showcase their climate research projects at the State Capitol;
· Co-hosted the North American Association for Environmental Education 2018 national conference, October 9-13, 2018, in Spokane. EE: A Force for the Future drew over 1,400 environmental educators from across the country and around the world.
E3 works to increase and equitably distribute ESE programs, resources and opportunities for educators and students across WA. Join E3 if you want to support our work.
Fourth National Climate Assessment
Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States
The National Climate Assessment (NCA) assesses the science of climate change and variability and its impacts across the United States, now and throughout this century. This report was thoroughly reviewed by external experts and the general public, as well as the Federal Government (including, several rounds of technical and policy review by the 13 federal agencies). An expert external peer review of the whole report was performed by an ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM).
The report finds that for communities…
Climate change creates new risks and exacerbates existing vulnerabilities in communities across the United States, presenting growing challenges to human health and safety, quality of life, and the rate of economic growth.
Major Victory for Climate Education and K-12 Students Across the State
With the signing of ESSB 6032 March 27, 2018, Governor Inslee achieved a major victory for Washington climate education and K-12. With this bill, Washington also advances to leading the nation in K-12 Climate Science Education having become the first state in the country to dedicate significant support for climate education.
E3 Washington: Educators for Environment, Equity and the Economy
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