Climate Change

During times of community duress, schools are often central locations that provide comfort and shelter. As local cities and counties begin to develop plans to address extreme weather conditions, increased risks of forest fires, and intermittent infrastructure failures most likely to be associated with climate change, it is probable that schools will be one of the public assets that is crucial to climate adaptation solutions. Schools are also pivotal for communities looking to mitigate climate change by lowering CO2 emissions. Schools can reduce CO2 emissions by using less carbon-intense energy, reducing CO2 involved in transporting students, and purchasing fewer items that must be transported over long distances to reach the school.