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LCV Statement On Biden-Harris Administration First-Ever Sustainable and Healthy Schools Summit

Apr 26, 2024

Washington, D.C.— In response to the Biden-Harris administration hosting the first-ever White House Summit on Sustainable and Healthy K-12 School Buildings and Grounds today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Senior Director for Climate and Clean Energy Solutions Lisa Hoyos:

“This historic summit is an exciting step by the Biden-Harris administration to continue to center schools and young people as part of the climate solution for future generations. K-12 schools are often the largest energy consumers in municipalities, and on average, energy costs are the second largest expense to school districts after personnel.

Major investments from the Biden-Harris administration to help schools transition to clean energy infrastructure and improve building health, comfort, and resiliency across the country will help cut harmful climate and air pollution and save school districts money that can be reinvested into students and classrooms. We applaud today’s first-ever White House Summit for Sustainable and Healthy Schools and urge the Biden-Harris administration to continue their strong support for more sustainable, healthy schools for all, and ensure investments are prioritized in communities of color and communities with low wealth impacted by pollution and the climate crisis.”