Climate Parents is a powerful movement of families advocating for bold solutions to climate change. We work at a national and regional level to fight dirty energy and scale up renewables, enact policies that help protect kids and communities from climate impacts, and ensure our kids learn climate science and solutions in school. We are fighting for a “kid safe and climate safe” energy system free from the carbon pollution fueling climate change and jeopardizing our kids' health.
The Texas State Board of Education is considering new social studies textbooks for K-12 students that deny or censor the scientific consensus on climate change. This misinformation is dangerously close to becoming official instruction for students in Texas and throughout the country. Since Texas is the nation’s second largest buyer of textbooks, books produced for the state are often sold nationwide. Students have a right to be taught accurate information about the causes and consequences of climate change, so they can understand and even help develop solutions to the biggest global challenge their generation will face. Tell the Texas State Board of Education to reject social studies textbooks that deny or censor the scientific consensus on climate change.
PepsiCo, America's largest food and beverage company, owns and operates one of the nation’s largest private truck fleets, which is increasingly fueled by tar sands oil. Oil derived from tar sands is the most carbon polluting oil in the world. Tens of thousands of trucks are required to move PepsiCo’s diverse array of household brands, so how the corporation chooses to fuel its fleet matters! Nineteen major companies, including Walgreens, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, have committed to not use tar sands oil to fuel their fleets, and PepsiCo should do the same. Tell PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi to stop running its massive truck fleet with tar sands oil.
Our kids will suffer the greatest impacts from climate change, and they must have the science education they'll need to develop and innovate solutions. That's why Climate Parents members across the nation are working to make sure their states adopt Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) -- comprehensive, research-based, world-class science that includes climate education. We have already helped secure NGSS adoption in five states. Now Climate Parents members are leading efforts in Michigan and Wyoming, where state legislators recently voted to block the NGSS from even being considered in the name of protecting fossil fuel interests. Click here for more comprehensive information about our work to support NGSS and climate science, including links to key media articles.