Youth like us have been striking for and are striking for is so simple: Action against climate change. Yet the world continues to fail us.
We support bills such as S.1958, An Act transitioning Massachusetts to 100 percent renewable energy; Sets the goal of 100% renewable energy economy-wide by 2045 and 100% renewable electricity by 2035. In order to reach this goal:
We demand to stop selling plastic beverage bottles in Lexington schools. Instead, add more water fountains in public areas for refilling reusable water bottles.
We demand to reach 100% compost of food waste across Lexington Public Schools.
We demand that Lexington schools commit to transitioning to electric school buses.
We demand that the town immediately require all new construction to be heated and cooled by electric heat pumps. This includes all Lexington school buildings.
We demand to divest the town and school district pension fund from fossil fuel investments.
We demand that the Town of Lexington be net-zero in 6 years.
We demand that all schools and school administration be Net-Zero in 4 years.
We demand that the town's Net Zero Task Force present options for this drastically more contracted plan next year.