H.R.5902 - GREEN Act

To enhance environmental justice education in middle and high schools that serve disadvantaged students. view all titles (3)

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  • Short: GREEN Act as introduced.
  • Official: To enhance environmental justice education in middle and high schools that serve disadvantaged students. as introduced.
  • Short: Getting Youth Re-invested in Environmental Education Now Act as introduced.

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Official Summary

Getting Youth Re-invested in Environmental Education Now Act, or the GREEN Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to states and local educational agencies for the development of environmental justice curricula and co-op programs for middle and high school stude

Official Summary

Getting Youth Re-invested in Environmental Education Now Act, or the GREEN Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to states and local educational agencies for the development of environmental justice curricula and co-op programs for middle and high school students at schools:
(1) receiving school improvement funds under part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965; and
(2) located in urban communities that may be disproportionately affected by climate change, pollution, and other environmental issues. Requires co-op programs to:
(1) link students with career opportunities in the environmental field;
(2) allow students to earn course or service learning credits during the summer through experiential learning; and
(3) provide students with mentors to assist them in building the skills necessary for workforce success.

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