Friday, October 8, 2010

Help Urge EPA to Boost the Budget for Environmental Education - Sign on to letter

Dear Colleagues, We are writing to request your organization’s signature and support in urging the Administration to increase funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Education from the President’s FY 2011 funding level of $9M to $14M in FY 2012. As you know, environmental education is increasingly critical as our nation moves towards a clean energy economy and addresses the challenges of global climate change. While the benefits of and bi-partisan support for environmental education are well documented and continue to grow, the overall level of federal support for environmental education is woefully inadequate at EPA. Although we appreciate the inclusion of environmental education in the President’s FY 2010 and FY 2011 budget at $9M for the first time in several years; there is an overwhelming need to increase funding levels to $14M for 2012. Please email me with your NAME, TITLE, ORGANIZATION, and STATE if you are not a national organization to sign on to the attached letter. The DEADLINE to sign-on is Wednesday 10/13/10. Thank you in advance for your support. Best,Danielle Moodie-Mills Danielle A. Moodie-Mills Senior Manager Environmental Education Campaigns National Wildlife Federation National Advocacy Center 901 E Street NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20004 P

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