Ten Strands recently celebrated the successful completion of the California Youth Climate Policy Leadership Program (CYCP), a collaborative initiative with the Sierra Club and UndauntedK12. Over the span of five months, forty-six high school students from fifteen counties and twenty-five school districts in California passionately engaged in advocacy campaigns. These efforts aimed to secure school board policies endorsing climate literacy and empowering young leaders to drive climate action in their communities.
In a bid to equitably direct state resources towards urgently needed clean energy upgrades, over 700 educators, 169 health professionals, over 60 students, labor advocates, and 35 organizations submitted letters today urging California Gov. Gavin Newsom to support SB 394 (Gonzalez), which would create a master plan for sustainable and climate-resilient schools.
Earlier this week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed the final California State Budget for FY 2023-24 without critical investments that provide students with the opportunity to become climate and environmentally literate.
Today, Governor Gavin Newsom released the May Revision to his proposed California State Budget for FY 2023-24. We recognize and appreciate the complexity of this year’s budget and our budget leaders’ efforts to address the state’s most pressing issues that impact the health and well-being of all Californians.
California’s Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (AEOE), Ten Strands, and the California Environmental Literacy Initiative (CAELI) are pleased to award Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR) as the 2023 Environmental Education Organization of the Year.
Today, a coalition of more than fifty stakeholders released a new report urging California leaders to make a cost-effective, ten-year $150 billion investment to ensure TK–12 public schools can remain open, safe, and healthy places for children as the impacts of climate change become more frequent and extreme.
California Governor Gavin Newsom announced next year’s budget, but it’s missing key investments to support climate-ready schools. Read our full statement alongside the California Climate-Ready Schools coalition.
Ten Strands is excited to announce the selection of seven diverse organizations that will spearhead the development of community-centered and culturally-responsive climate change and environmental justice K–12 curriculum units across California.