From trustee Ben Mackey on Instagram:
From Jessica House on Facebook:
In a rare unanimous vote from the Dallas ISD board of trustees, the Dallas Environmental and Climate Action planned was APPROVED!! This will establish a committee of people working to make Dallas ISD schools and facilities more sustainable and efficient. We ultimately hope to improve Dallas air quality (currently rated as poor) and therefore decrease the amount of asthma cases in Dallas children (Dallas has a higher rate that the avg. rate in the U.S.). A huge THANK YOU to Ben Mackey, Dallas ISD School Board Trustee, District 7, Dustin Marshall for DISD, Dan Micciche, Edwin Flores for DISD Trustee - District 1, Karla Garcia, Dallas ISD District 4 Trustee, Justin Henry DISD District 9 Trustee, Joyce Foreman for Dallas ISD School Board District 6, Miguel Solis, and Superintendent Michael Hinojosa.
From Turn DISD Green (https://www.turndisdgreen.com/ )
With rare unanimous consent from the Dallas ISD School Board, we have officially PASSED a Climate Action Resolution!!
At around 10:30pm (Fri. 2/28/20) night, the Dallas School Board voted to pass the Environmental and Climate Action Resolution. Five of the trustees made praising comments before the passage, thanking the students and community members for their work on this issue. We had four AMAZING student speakers get up before the board and testify. A big THANK YOU to Janet Shuey, Gerliah Bennett, Jonathan Cartwright and Gabriel Sanchez who wrote beautiful speeches and spoke passionately in front of the board.
If you have time today, please email your Trustee and thank them for passing this resolution. They spent many hours behind the scenes, working with the superintendent and the district to make this happen. I also posted this video to (Vimeo and Youtube) if you'd like to share it (hopefully the privacy settings allow it).
Our next steps will be creating the Environmental and Climate Action Committee. If you are interested or know someone else who is interested in joining this committee, please have them email house.jessica@.... We need subject matter experts in energy, plant-based food service and utilization, waste management, electric transportation, gardening / landscaping and energy efficient building.
Listen to the Trustees remarks:
Cheers, Turn DISD Green Team
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