Support Environmental Literacy in D.C.
Tell our elected officials to continue to fund environmental literacy programs in the 2020 Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) budget. In addition to planting trees, our education team works with D.C. youth in schools and other grant-funded programs to connect students with nature and inform them about the environmental and social benefits of a healthy urban forest.
Budget Oversight Meeting
will be held in the Wilson building Room #412 on
Tuesday April 9, 2019
at 10:30 am
and we invite you to submit public comments requesting that they consider environmental literacy when finalizing the District budget.
Dear Chairman Grosso and Chairman Mendelson, [YOUR INTRODUCTION] Thank you for the opportunity to submit comments for the Office of the State Superintendent of Education. I am writing to you today to express my support for environmental literacy in Washington D.C. Environmental literacy is a vital part of a student’s education and with our changing climate, it is becoming even more important that we support environmental literacy and integrate it into our traditional education curricula. Environmental literacy has been supported in the Healthy Schools Act of 2010 and in OSSE’s 2017 D.C. Environmental Literacy Plan, and now we are asking you to also show your support for environmental literacy by funding environmental education programs that benefit all eight Wards.