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Common Sense Kids Action to Partner with Green Schools Initiative

It is up to all of us, in partnership with our schools, to show kids the value of mitigating climate change.

Topics: California

Imagine a world where children are less likely to suffer from asthma due to air pollution or experience other negative climate-induced health impacts. In this imaginary world, all schools are green, sustainable, and healthy environments. Not stopping there, these environmentally conscious schools exist as models for the communities that they serve.

To help turn this dream into a reality, Common Sense Kids Action is proud to partner with a coalition led by the Green Schools Initiative. Together, we wrote a letter on November 13 to the California Air Resources Board urging the prioritization of cap-and-trade investments in greenhouse-gas-reduction projects at K–12 schools.

State investment in schools for this purpose is fundamental to environmental literacy, sustainability, and children's health. It is up to all of us, in partnership with our schools, to show kids the value of mitigating climate change.

Briana Calleros
Briana Calleros is Common Sense Kids Action's Policy Associate for California. She joined Kids Action in 2015 from the California Institute for Federal Policy Research in Washington D.C., where she served as legislative director. Prior to that, she staffed legislation that was signed into law as a California capitol fellow in Senator Marty Block's office. Briana began her career in policy as an intern with National Council of La Raza and a summer associate at the White House Office of Presidential Correspondence. She graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College in 2012.