Frequently Asked Questions

What about countries outside the United States?


We're an international campaign. Any student, anywhere, can join us! Even if you don't speak English, we'll do our best to accommodate you.




How big a commitment is this?


Deciding to join our campaign and transition your school to renewable energy is a big commitment. It will take effort. It will be hard. But every step of the way will be rewarding, and in the end, you will have made a huge dent in the carbon footprint of your community. We put a lot of time and energy into each of our campaign members. Because of this, we respectfully ask that you put a considerable amount of effort in as well. You can go at your own pace, and we understand that you are busy, but to succeed in getting your school to go 100% renewable, it will take work.




When do I have to decide if I want to sign up?


We're not going away anytime soon. Transitioning schools to renewable energy is a long process, and if you need to take some time to think about whether you're ready to sign up, we totally get it. Don't rush this.




What does Los Angeles have to do with anything?


The Green Schools Campaign is an initiative from the Los Angeles chapter of Al Gore's Climate Reality Project. We started the campaign by working with local schools, but now we've expanded internationally.




How are you going to convince the administration?


We have a plan. Our handbook outlines the process that we go through, customized to fit the individual needs and situation of each school. To convince the school, we can harness the lobbying power of an entire global community, find grants, hold strikes, whatever it takes. There's not one answer, because every school is unique, and has it's own hurdles. It's really a case by case basis, which is why our Region Coordinators can guide each and every student in making the right decisions as to why to convince their school administration.




What's an example of a in-progress school?


Students are currently working hard to transition the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) to 100% renewable energy. Check them out here: https://www.polygsc.com/ Follow them on Instagram: @polygsc And sign their petition here: https://addup.sierraclub.org/campaigns/commit-long-beach-unified-school-district-to-100-clean-renewable-energy





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