This legislative session, there are two bills to improve environmental education programming in Rhode Island. Collectively, they are the 2023 Climate Change and Ocean Protection Education and Workforce Development Acts (S-551 & S-558 / H-6105 & H-6106).
These bills will provide $1,000,000 of funding for community partnerships between K-12 schools, higher education institutions, community based organizations, and others to provide essential educational programming and workforce training for a climate resilient Rhode Island. Learn more here (you can also download the printable 1-page PDF).
Ready to take action? We’ve got a few different ways you can help us pass these bills!
Got 30 seconds? Please sign our petition and share this email with your friends, family, and colleagues.
Got a couple of minutes? Please consider signing your organization onto our coalition letter of support. You can do so by filling out this short, simple form.
Want to do even more?
Organizations – Invite your legislators to see your climate change and ocean-oriented programming in action!
Individuals – Email and/or call Governor McKee at 401-222-2080, firstname.lastname@example.org and your own legislators (identify them here and find their contact information here) and encourage them to support the 2023 Climate Change and Ocean Protection Acts. Be sure to speak about your personal experience – either as a provider/educator or a participant in this type of programming. It really makes a difference!