About the No Child Left Inside® Coalition
Background: The No Child Left Inside® Coalition is a national coalition of over 2000 business, health, youth, faith, recreational, environmental, and educational groups representing over 50 million Americans. The entire list of coalition members is available here. The Coalition was formed in 2007 to alert Congress and the public to the need for our schools to devote more resources and attention to environmental education.
Goal: The Coalition is working to support legislation sponsored by Rep. John Sarbanes of Maryland and Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island to ensure that every student achieves basic environmental literacy. The No Child Left Inside Act would amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind) to include environmental education for the first time. The legislation would provide new funding for environmental education, particularly to develop rigorous standards, train teachers and to develop state environmental literacy plans. It also proposes giving states that develop such environmental literacy plans access to additional funds.
As a member of the Coalition, groups and organizations:
-Express support for the Coalition’s efforts and will be listed as a member organization on the Coalition’s website and on letters to Congress, if appropriate.
-Will be kept informed by email as to the status of the NCLI Act and the Coalition’s efforts.
-Will be asked to contact the media and write to members of Congress in support of the NCLI Act.
-Will be asked to coordinate all advocacy related to the NCLI Act with the Coalition.
As a new member organization, you can request a copy of the NCLI Coalition's "Get 'em Outside" DVD. You can also view the video at: