Hundreds of students and teachers from across Victoria are staging a walkout Friday as part of a global protest against climate change.
Hundreds of thousands of young people skipped school across the globe on Friday, 15 March to march through the streets for an global day of student protests aimed at pushing world leaders into action on climate change. "Now we will make our voices heard". There will be a photo wall where students can take pictures and post them to their social media accounts, a cardboard sculpture and mural emphasising that time for change is running out, banners to sign and flyers with information on how to make a change in your own life.
Some Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) students have planned to walk out of their classes tomorrow, Friday, March 15, to advocate for stronger action on climate change and progress on a Green New Deal.
PROTESTER 2: She's wasting our time by not acting now.
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"The scientists have been telling governments, policymakers and big business that we need to realign all sectors of the economy along environmental principles, yet they've been dragging their heels and now we're left to pick up the pieces". The group, NJ Youth Climate Strike is hosting a climate strike from 12 pm to 1:30pm at Morristown Town Hall. "This is important and I don't think they understand that we actually care about this", said one secondary student. We are already starting to see the first examples of climate change refugees as people are displaced by the rising sea levels.
They reminded that there is indisputable scientific evidence of climate change and human contribution to it, and drew attention to the need for immediate and determined action to mitigate its effects on the environment and humanity. Her 11-year-old son Simon said that the family have made changes in their lifestyle for a sustainable living.
It is evident amongst my peers at school that we feel let down by our current government.
"It's often really hard because it doesn't feel like there's immediate steps we can take on issues", said Nicholas Davis, student trustee at School District No.46 but who spoke as a student.
"If they're going to use it as an excuse to get away from school it takes away the impact of it because you're just going against the education system", he said.