Students from across the state joined hands to rally for action on climate change.
Dozens of students took part in what organizers call a “global climate strike”, an event that was inspired by a 16-year-old Swedish activist. Activists say their governments are failing to take action on issues like air quality and renewable energy among other environmental issues.
A local organizer, Kate De Groote, spoke at the event
“Today I spoke about how climate changes seems like a partisan issue when in reality it’s affecting everyone regardless of their political beliefs so everyone should come together on the issue. I believe it can be a unifying issue,” she said.
Friday’s rallies were part of a worldwide effort to draw attention to climate change. Hundreds of thousands of students participated in similar events in more than 100 countries.