Milwaukee Board of School Directors considers climate justice resolution

July 28, 2022

At the meeting of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors on July 28, 2022, the full board will consider a resolution describing district action on climate justice. Resolution 2223R-007 identifies a number of steps to be taken, including joining the Milwaukee City-County Task Force on Climate and Equity. The resolution can be found on the July 28 Board agenda as Item #5 under Regular Items of Business.

Board President Bob Peterson and Board Director Marva Herndon held a media event in front of the MPS Central Services building on July 26. They were joined by Robert Kraig, executive director of Citizens Action of Wisconsin and MPS families in outlining the rationale for the resolution and the steps the district would be taking over the next decade.

The resolution includes a number of actions designed to respond to climate change, support a green economy, and improve economic opportunities in the community:

• Cut greenhouse gases in Milwaukee Public Schools by 45 percent by 2030
• Dedicate staffing and resources to promote climate justice education and develop a climate action plan
• Seek resources from state and federal governments to undertake conservation and renewable energy retrofit of district buildings

Interested community members can listen to the board proceedings on the Milwaukee Board of School Directors Boardcast page.