A pair of environmental literacy bills introduced in Congress

U.S. Capitol building.

The Green Ribbon Act of 2023, introduced on September 14, 2023, in the Senate as S. 2822 and in the House as H.R. 5484, would, if enacted, "strengthen and expand the Green Ribbon Schools Programs at the Department of Education," including by encouraging and recognizing environmental literacy in formal and informal learning institutions.

In a press release, Abby Tinsley of the National Wildlife Federation commented, "In an era of climate misinformation, Green Ribbon schools are doing the crucial work of advancing climate literacy and building the future generation of young conservationists and climate champions." NCSE is among the organizations to have endorsed the Green Ribbon Act.

S. 2822 is sponsored by Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) and is now with the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, while H.R. 5484 is sponsored by Jahana Hayes (D-Connecticut) and Raúl Grijalva (D-Arizona) and is now with the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Glenn Branch
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Glenn Branch is Deputy Director of NCSE.