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Fighting Climate Change

Why we do what we do

 

An Issue that Affects All

In 2018, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported that we must transition off of fossil fuels in the next 12-years to prevent catastrophic climate change all over the world. This threat endangers the livelihood of every community in California, particularly the futures of young generations and the generations to come. California is seeing decreased rainfall, increased forest fires, and higher temperatures. Long Beach is expecting 11 inches of sea level rise by 2030, and 24 inches by 2050.

Benefits of Transitioning Off of Fossil Fuels

SAVE MONEY: Energy efficiency reduces costs. Electricity generated by clean energy is consistently cheaper than fossil fuels, & costs continue to drop.

• INVEST IN OUR STUDENTS : Funds saved by switching to clean energy can be used for classrooms, teachers, & enrichment activities.

• IMPROVE HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE: Clean energy improves indoor air quality, which reduces asthma & enables students to better focus on learning. Considering renewable energy results in cleaner air, the severity of COVID-19 would decrease

• ENHANCE LEARNING : On-campus clean energy projects serve as laboratories for students to gain real-world experience in applied science, technology, & engineering.

• REDUCE CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS: Switching from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy sources is essential for protecting air, water, & global climate.

• CREATE NEW JOBS: 60% of funds for energy efficiency are spent on local labor & the clean energy industry is expanding their workforce.

• BUILD COMMUNITY RESILIENCE: School buildings frequently double as emergency shelters & evacuation centers when disaster strikes. Solar plus battery storage can provide power & light to displaced community members even when grid power is down.

Our Vision

We would like to see the Board of Education at Long Beach Unified School District pass a resolution that achieves 100 percent clean, renewable energy in the electricity sector by 2030, and in all energy sectors, including heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), cooking, and transportation, by 2040.

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