The Garrison Union Free School is located in the Hudson Highlands, the birthplace of the modem environmental movement. Our community has benefitted from the actions of generations of environmentalists in the Hudson Highlands who worked together to preserve land, Storm King Mountain, and the Hudson River.
Whereas there is strong consensus among the global community of climate scientists that human activity is impacting the climate, and
Whereas the members of the Garrison Board of Education, care deeply about the quality of the environment today and for future generations,
We hereby call on local, state and national elected officials to take all actions within their power to implement concrete steps to mitigate climate change.
Here at the Garrison Union Free School, we can take more direct action as it relates to our mandate as a Board of Education and the direction and quality of our children's education. We therefore state it is a priority for the Garrison Union Free School that, to the extent possible, environmental and climate leadership be reflected in our actions, our professional development opportunities for teachers, our curriculum, and our education of children.
We ask that the Superintendent work with the faculty and such other resources as she may deem necessary and appropriate to ensure that the District's operational and educational undertakings reasonably reflect the Board's commitment to environmental and climate leadership.
Such operational and educational undertakings to include, but not necessarily be limited to greenhouse gas emissions, transportation, purchasing, maintenance, landscaping and construction, curriculum development and student engagement.