Students Hold Rally for Greener Future

Change must happen now say young environmentalists

As part of an international movement to raise consiciousness and cause immediate action to prevent climate change, students from Encinal Junior and Senior High School organized a march to City Hall and gathering at Crab Cove last Friday. The youth-led “School Strike 4 Climate” means to send a clear message to lawmakers that the issues of the climate and environment matter to future voters. Encinal students Emma Kohler and Olivia Brune organized the march in partnership with the Sierra Club and Political and Proud. Students in Europe, Australia and other countries around the world have been striking for stronger action on climate change for several months and joined the walk out March 15. Above, the crowd of students listened to empassioned speeches from their peers. Speakers specifically cited their support for the Green New Deal proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)