Sarasota Students 4 Climate
Started 2 petitions
Sarasota Students Demand County Transition to 100% Renewable Energy: READY FOR 100!
Across the nation, people are realizing that modernizing our communities with 100% clean and renewable energy will help create jobs and boost local economies. Cities like Aspen, CO, Greensburg, KS, and Burlington, VT, have already achieved 100% clean energy. Solar prices have rapidly declined in the past five years. Renewable energy is already the fastest-growing source of new U.S. electricity generation and is a major U.S. employer with 3.3. million Americans now working in the industry. Solar installer and wind technician are the two fastest growing jobs in America. Clean energy jobs offer higher wages than the national average, and are widely available to workers without college degrees, according to new Brookings Institution research. In a recent national survey of U.S. adults, 83% of respondents said they support a goal of 100% clean energy. Since 2016 over 165 cities and counties (including the City of Sarasota) and 8 states have passed 100% clean energy commitments. Because of these commitments over 1 in 4 Americans now live in a community that has pledged to provide clean energy, good paying jobs and a healthy environment and economy for its citizens. By signing this petition, I add my voice to the majority and convey to the elected officials in Sarasota County, North Port, Venice and the City of Sarasota, that it is time to pass a resolution (uphold commitment if in City of Sarasota) that establishes time-bound goals of no later than 2045 to achieve 100% clean energy for our entire community. For even greater impact please take a minute to copy and paste this petition, sign and email it your local elected official in your district. Thank you – The Sarasota Ready for 100 Campaign Volunteers and Sarasota Students 4 Climate Team
Support Excused Absences For Sarasota Students to Attend The Next Global Climate Strike
On the morning of Friday, April 24th, 2020, students from across Sarasota County will meet at the Unconditional Surrender Statue to strike for better climate policies. We understand the importance and gift of education, but first we must secure a livable future in order to broaden our skills and use them to help shape the world as graduated adults. This is why we are asking the Sarasota County School Board to: 1. Refrain from any disciplinary action against any students who participate in legitimate climate strike activities during the week April 20th-24th. 2. Designate April 24th as a no-test day to reinforce a stance of supporting such action. 3. Allow students to share information about the climate strikes in school as appropriate. 4. Meet respectfully with students when requested during this week of action and beyond to address the climate crisis within Sarasota County.