“Climate education is not a niche or a specialization, it is the minimum requirement for my generation to be successful in our changing world.”
High School Student
HELP BI-MONTHLY MEETINGS
NEXT MEETING: July 18th
6:15 - 8:15 PM
Location: Leaven Community Center
5431 NE 20th Ave, Portland, OR 97211
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
so we know how many will be attending.
FUTURE MEETINGS: MAY 16th
HELP is sponsored by:
IT'S OUR SUMMMER FUNDRAISER!
The High School Environmental Leadership Project (HELP Portland) is a student led initiative. Learn more how about to take action in your school and community and opportunties to partner with other schools.
We're partnering with teachers, parents, community groups and business to make the climate resolution a reality. Learn about more about ways to collaborate.
Transforming high school students into leaders who will tackle the challenges of climate change and justice. Learn more about our vision and the people behind it.
At 10:15 PM on Tuesday, May 17 history was made. The public school board in Portland, Oregon adopted the country's most far-reaching policy on teaching climate justice in the schools. The policy commits Portland schools to “abandon the use of any adopted text material that is found to express doubt about the severity of the climate crisis or its roots in human activity" and requires the school district to develop a comprehensive plan to “address climate change and climate justice in all Portland Public Schools." Read the resolution.
A special thank you!
Create Plenty is grateful for all the high school students who mobilized support for this groundbreaking resolution and testified on its behalf.
NEA Supports the Portland Resolution:
The National Education Association (NEA), voted at its national convention that the "NEA will encourage state and local affiliates to create climate literacy resolutions using as a model the Portland, Oregon School Board climate resolution..." Read more.
"We don’t have my lifetime to wait.
We don’t even have the couple years
it will be before I’m truly an adult.
My action starts now."
Gaby Lemieux, Student at Lincoln High,
testifying before the School Board.
The big work is still ahead of us to make this resolution real on a day-to-day basis at every school. Students, parents, teachers and committed Portlanders are invited to help.
To be updated on future meetings, email: cheryl [@] createplenty.org
Help us build a powerful network of high school environmental activists.