Fossil Free Schools

We’re calling for 100% renewable energy for all schools in Aotearoa!

About this campaign

We’re a coalition of climate justice organisations working together to achieve a fossil free state sector. Collectively we represent thousands of people across Aotearoa united by our vision for a clean-powered, equitable and just future for all.

Fossil fuels have no place in the boilers that warm our schools. In the lead up to the government’s Budget in 2022, we are building public support and the social license for our government to prioritise a fast transition to 100% renewable energy in our schools and wider state sector. This is vital to lower our overall carbon emissions, improve the quality of the air we breathe and send a clear message that the days of burning coal, oil, and gas are over.

 

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Fossil Free Schools

Every child in Aotearoa deserves to breathe clean air when they go to school. 
More than 350,000 young people in Aotearoa attend schools burning dirty fossil fuels that pollute our air and emit greenhouse gases that are causing the climate crisis. 
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Dear Hon Chris Hipkins, Minister of Education, Hon Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance, and Hon James Shaw, Minister for Climate Change,

Every child in Aotearoa deserves to breathe clean air when they go to school. Currently, more than 350,000 young people in Aotearoa attend schools burning dirty fossil fuels that pollute our air and emit greenhouse gases that are causing the climate crisis. Our public schools should foster young people to engage in climate change solutions, not be a source of pollution that is harming the environment and exacerbating climate impacts for current and future generations. 

We, the undersigned, call on the government to allocate the necessary funding to convert all existing fossil fuel boilers in state sector buildings, including schools by 2025. This means a commitment to significantly increase the State Sector Decarbonisation Fund, and to invest in growing decarbonisation capacity in Aotearoa.

Ngā mihi nui,

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This campaign is led by the Fossil Free State Sector coalition. You can read more about our work here.

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