Schools for Climate Action Example Outreach Emails August 2018

  1. From: Parent/Community Member/Teacher/Student

To: School Board Members and Superintendent

Please cc empower@schoolsforclimateaction.org:

"Dear ________

Thanks so much for your service on the ___________ school board and as Superintendent. I believe strong public schools are vital to our democracy, so I appreciate your work and leadership.

I believe climate change is one of the greatest issues facing our current and future students. I was thrilled to learn about the Schools for Climate Action campaign which is a non-partisan, grassroots, all-volunteer, youth-adult campaign to empower schools to speak up for climate action to protect current and future students. Twenty three school boards in California, Colorado, and New York have recently passed climate action resolutions articulating the non-partisan political will for climate action or calling on Congress to act on climate change (Example Resolutions: Sonoma COE, Albany USD, Harmony USD). Hundreds or thousands more school boards, student councils, PTAs, and educators’ unions may join this campaign to protect current and future students.

I think it would reflect the values of our school community to join this chorus from the educational sector, calling on Americans to come together and act on climate for the sake of our kids. Together, school communities can call out the best in Americans and help break the logjam on commonsense climate policy in DC.

Would you please consider such a resolution for our district? If so, here’s a link to the Schools for Climate Action website. I would be happy to meet with you to discuss this in detail.

Thanks again for your time and energy making great schools for kids in our community. Please feel free to email or call if you have any questions or want more information.

Sincerely,"

(Please consider cc’ing or bcc’ing empower@schoolsforclimateaction.org on all outreach emails so we can track outreach/engagement efforts in various districts).


2. To: State Superintendent Tom Torlakson and the CA State Board of Education

<Superintendent@cde.ca.gov>, <sbe@cde.ca.gov>

From: Any school stakeholder (Parent, teacher, student, school board member,

Please cc empower@schoolsforclimateaction.org 

Dear Superintendent Torlakson and Trustees of the State Board of Education:

Thank you so much for your service creating great schools for all of California’s kids!

I am very concerned about the impact of climate change on current students and future generations. I was thrilled to learn about the Schools for Climate Action campaign which empowers school boards to speak up for climate action to protect current and future students. Recently twenty three school boards in California, Colorado, and New York have passed non-partisan resolutions calling for climate action to protect current and future students.

Would you please consider passing such a resolution at the State Board of Education? Here are some example resolutions on which you could model yours: Sonoma COE, Albany USD, Harmony USD, San Lorenzo USD, Tamalpais UHSD. The organized, respectful voices of educational leaders across the country can call out the best in Americans and help us unite behind common-sense climate policies in order to protect our children. Together, we can break the logjam in DC on climate action which will protect children.

Thank you so much for considering a climate action resolution and thanks again for all of your work supporting kids and schools in California.

Sincerely,


3. Outreach Letter to Other School Stakeholders

Hi _____________________,

Last week I attended a workshop with the Schools for Climate Action campaign. I thought you might be interested in it. The Schools for Climate Action campaign is a non-partisan, grassroots, all volunteer effort to empower school boards, student councils, PTA’s, and teachers’ unions to speak up for climate action in order to protect current and future students.

Since December, twenty three school districts in California, Colorado, and New York have passed climate change resolutions as a result of this campaign. We think thousands more school boards, student councils, PTAs, and unions may join this campaign. School communities can speak with an organized, non-partisan, respectful voice about the need for climate action. Together, school communities can call out the best in Americans and help unite us to break the logjam on common-sense climate policy in DC.

Would you please consider spreading the word about this campaign by sharing this email and posting to social media? Would you be interested in working on a campaign to get our local school boards to consider passing climate action resolutions to protect current and future students? If so, please visit the Schools for Climate Action website and social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

Thanks so much for reading.

Sincerely,