Senate Bill 424: Environmental Literacy Legislation
Strengthening the California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Network to full capacity is a key element in bringing environmental literacy to all of California’s students as called for in the Blueprint. As a part of this initiative, Ten Strands is currently sponsoring Senate Bill 424, which would secure permanent state funding for the Network. (Please note that all of our advocacy work falls within the limits of what 501(c)(3) nonprofits can engage in.)
During the past month we have engaged in a campaign to secure letters of support for the bill. Letters have already been received or promised from more than 60 organizations and individuals, including: Dr. Jane Goodall, Michael Pollan, the California Academy of Science, the Exploratorium, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, NatureBridge, Alliance for Climate Education, the Biomimicry Institute, Grades of Green, Earth Day Network, the Trust for Public Land, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Interfaith Power & Light, and others. If you, your organization, or anyone in your network would like to offer letters of support, please contact Ariel Whitson for templates and assistance.
We also ask that you consider signing and sharing this petition to garner grassroots support for SB 424.
Many thanks to the individuals and organizations who have submitted letters of support—each and every one makes a difference in our efforts!