State Legislation for EE

Environmental Education in Colorado advanced significantly when HB 1131 was introduced in January of 2010.  The legislation created a grant program to connect youth with nature and facilitates the development of a statewide environmental literacy plan.  The Bill passed in the House on March 3rd, 2010 (44-22) and in the Senate on May 10th, 2010 (24-11) with bi-partisan support.  It was signed into law by Governor Bill Ritter on May 27, 2010.

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CAEE and the Coalition to Advance Environmental Literacy in Colorado continue to support the following components in state legislation:

  • Adoption and implementation of a statewide environmental literacy plan to ensure a workforce and citizenry prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st century
  • Creation and management of a fund to support the development and implementation of the environmental literacy plan
  • Restoration of and increase in outdoor environmental education field experiences available as part of the formal school curriculum
  • Establishment and administration of an environmental education grant fund to promote and provide access to EE programs for schools and communities
  • Provide needed resources to improve access to environmental education for underserved populations in Colorado
  • Build and maintain a clearinghouse of environmental education information for the state

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CAEE works to ensure everyone in Colorado has an opportunity to learn about the environment where they live. We value inclusiveness and welcome everyone to the field of environmental education.

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