In honor of Valentine's Day and the Long Beach Green School Campaign's love for clean energy and the Earth, students held a Valentine's Day Craft making session at the February 16th School Board meeting from 3:30-6 pm. This was an opportunity for the campaign to meet many of its supporters, especially those in elementary and middle school grade levels, and connect to parents from across the district.
Millikan, Lakewood, Poly, Helen Keller, Hughes, Longfellow, and Standford students, parents, and alumni helped make hundreds of Valentine's Crafts, using recycled paper, to encourage the LBUSD Board of Education to pass a 100% clean energy resolution. Nine students from across the district then provided public commentary during the school board meeting to not only express the importance of transitioning off of fossil fuels, but also to hand off the Valentine's to the Board of Education.
Every other Wednesday, the Long Beach Unified School Board holds a school board meeting, which is open to the public for comments. Our campaign has been attending these meetings biweekly and providing public comments regarding the campaign and the importance of transitioning LBUSD off of fossil fuels. The meetings are held at the Community Room of the District Administration Building, 1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach. You can view the full board meeting calendar here. Please let us know if you are interested in attending these meetings with our campaign and potentially providing public commentary in support of a transition to 100% Clean Renewable Energy!
The upcoming meeting will be held on March 2nd at 5 pm. At this meeting, Long Beach Green Schools Campaign representatives will be attending and providing public commentary at the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) Board Meeting on March 2nd. There will be members outside the LBUSD board building, rallying in support of a 100% clean energy transition. Members will be attending to encourage the School Board members to take climate action and stop the use of fossil fuels in order to promote healthy and equitable communities. Students and speakers will be specifically focusing on how a transition to clean energy will save money for the School District, and will discuss the financial pathways available for the District to invest in clean energy technology. Students will also be discussing the renewable energy resolutions passed at other California School Districts and the renewable energy plans developed at these school districts in hopes that LBUSD leaders can follow a similar path.