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The Climate and Resilience Education Task Force (CRETF) was founded in 2018 by the National Wildlife Federation and a cohort of NGO, city, state and federal partners and is now co-managed with WE ACT for Environmental Justice. CRETF is an intergenerational coalition of students, educators, NGOs, and community members working to expand access to climate education, teacher training, and green Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in New York’s P-12 schools. CRETF’s Youth Steering Committee (YSC) provides New York high school students with the tools to advocate for their own climate education. The YSC emphasizes the importance of youth-led, solutions-based projects and activities that promote civic engagement.

Together, since 2020, the CRETF and YSC have:

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