National Green Schools Society
NGSS Jr. and Elementary Chapters
Over 20 environmental organizations and partner groups have gathered together to organize a massive Day of Action on July 30th. On July 30, people across the country will be calling for climate action and telling their elected representatives to support the Clean Power Plan.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working to help solve that problem with its Clean Power Plan. This plan sets the first ever federal limits on currently unrestricted carbon pollution from existing power plants, invests in clean, renewable energy, and boosts energy efficiency. It will cut carbon pollution by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, giving us the opportunity we need to clean our air while also boosting our economy. The plan, which is set to be finalized in the coming days, gives us an unprecedented opportunity to protect public health while also improving our economy. Clean Power Plan implementation will reduce dangerous power plant pollution that triggers asthma attacks, heart attacks, and premature deaths. And, with smart planning, can benefit consumers by lowering electricity bills over the long term.
JOIN the Day of Action and COMMIT TO CALL your Senator and urge them to support the Clean Power Plan. Contact DayofAction@cacampaign.com or call 202-650-0283 to learn how
Up and coming NGSS Leadership Team Member: Matthew Hornung, Wellesley High School, Wellesley, MA
I was recruited to join the Wellesley Middle School Green Team when I was in the sixth grade. Since then, I have become more involved with different local and state organizations pertaining to sustainability as I have learned more about the benefits of and need for sustainability.
No specific person gets all the credit for inspiring me to become involved in helping the environment; simply spending time outdoors and in the world has made me come to appreciate it. If I had to choose, doing service work and exploring the world with the Boy Scouts has really helped me connect with the environment around me by exposing it to me first hand.