The Organizer will work with labor, environmental, and community allies to sustain and expand a grassroots Green Schools Campaign in Chicago. This is a full-time in person position, based in the Chicago area with one day a week at CJI offices.
Chicago Educators, Students and Community Members Urge the CPS Board of Education to Invest in Green Schools
CHICAGO — On Wednesday, CTU members, students and community members will hold a press conference demanding that the mayoral-controlled CPS comply with the law and ensure that all the city public schools are healthy, climate-resilient and well resourced to prepare students for the 21st century. Coming on the heels of CTU’s first annual Environmental Justice (EJ) Freedom School, a program designed to equip students with the means to become agents of environmental change in their communities, the press conference will incorporate the voices of students and their campaign to make sure that their school buildings are safe, welcoming, thriving, green and sustainable, which is especially important given the current state of unhealthy air quality throughout Chicago.
Teachers Erin Lynch and Ayesha Qazi-Lampert have co-taught lessons on climate justice and have taught other teachers how to teach about these issues as well. They will share curricula, videos, lesson plans, units and other resources so you can plan your own lessons during Earth Week, which takes place April 17 – 22, 2023.
Chicago Educators and Community Members Push the Board of Education to Make Major Investments in Green School Infrastructure
9:00 am, Wednesday, March 22 press conference will outline the importance of Chicago Public Schools developing a Facilities Master Plan centered around the voices of parents, students, educators and the community at CPS headquarters.