In 2015, the entire world came together in a single agreement to tackle climate change. At the Paris Climate Conference, nearly 200 countries signed the Paris Climate Accord pledging to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. These countries have agreed to meeting the long term goal of preventing global average temperature from rising another 2°C.
The idea for Schools Under 2°C was born. Regardless of whether or not our country decides to follow through with this agreement, we have decided that we will reduce our school's carbon footprint to meet these standards. And while doing so, we are also challenging schools around the nation to do the same. Our organization proves that kids care about climate change.