To: Governor Gavin Newsom

Environmental Education

We, the environmental educators of the state of California, do hereby petition Governor Jerry Brown to direct the State Board of Education to have their schools and administrators make a yearly report to the Board concerning environmental studies in the public schools.

Why is this important?

Environmental education should be taught in every subject at the Secondary level, as a lesson or as research within the context of the subject itself. In this manner, our public school students will become knowledgeable and involved in environmental issues while their minds are still open. Environmental education has been proven to improve student grades and reduce the dropout rate.