The New School has a solid commitment to climate justice.
Students gathered during the summer break to work with Social Studies teacher, Brad Lopes, in conjunction with the Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee of Kennebunk. They attended the Select Board Meeting in Kennebunk on August 14 to urge the town to join the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy and to sign a Commitment Letter to take action for the improved health of our environment. The town voted unanimously to sign the agreement. The New School will research our current use of resources with the support of the Energy Efficiency Committee, and put together an action plan to aggressively address climate disruption. This real-world project will be a fantastic opportunity for students to be active and engaged citizens. To learn more about this international program, click here. Stay tuned for more updates as the project unfolds!