This is Planet Ed: School Board Member Climate Action Toolkit

Dec 06, 2023
  • Description

This toolkit, developed in partnership with UndauntedK12, School Board Partners, and This is Planet Ed, an initiative of the Aspen Institute Energy & Environment Program, supports school board members to understand their role in driving meaningful climate solutions. School board members can collaborate with district leaders, youth, and community leaders to pass resolutions and develop climate action plans for their districts. These local K-12 climate action plans, similar to those embraced by city governments, utilize community needs and strengths as guiding principles for schools. These plans enable educational institutions to:

Reduce Climate PollutionImplement strategies to decrease the pollution harming our health and driving climate change.

Prepare for Climate Impacts: Develop greater resilience against the challenges posed by climate change.

Educate Students: Educate students about climate change, climate solutions and inspire action.

Advance Equity: Prioritize communities that are most impacted by climate change and are at the center of decisions and schools.