Progress for No Child Left Inside
National Day of Service - January 19, 2009
A huge Thank You to all the No Child Left Inside Coalition members who participated in our service event in Washington DC. Hundreds were there to educate people about the environment and show their commitment to solving environmental challenges. A special Thank You to Majority Leader Hoyer!
September 19, 2008 - We are pleased to report that environmental education won a major boost today when the U.S. House of Representatives approved the No Child Left Inside Act of 2008.
The bill received bipartisan support and was approved by a vote of 294 to 108. See how your local legislator voted and read the full Congressional Record from the debate in the House of Representatives.
This is only one step in the process, but it is a major one and gives us enormous momentum to keep working to pass the bill in the months ahead. And the vote represents a victory for all of us who care about environmental education. We know from our work on Capitol Hill that we passed this bill because of the grassroots interest and energy of our members across the country. Those calls, visits, emails and letters made an enormous difference. So thank you for everything you and your organizations have done in support of No Child Left Inside! You have turned this Coalition into a powerhouse.
September 8, 2008 - NCLI coalition members visited DC to urge representatives to support H.R. 3036.
House Committee Vote - Committee on Education and Labor
Chairman Miller's Statement on NCLI. Record of the Committee Vote.
Field HearingApril 25, 2008 - Environmental education and the No Child Left Inside Act took center stage on Earth Day during a field hearing of the Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education subcommittee of the House Education and Labor Committee.
The day began at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Maryland, with more than 60 students taking part in a series of outdoor environmental learning activities. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, Rep. John P. Sarbanes of Maryland and Rep. Dale Kildee of Michigan, the subcommittee chairman, took part and were delighted with the students' energy and engagement. Read more.