On Friday, September 20th, join millions of people worldwide who will be taking part in global climate strikes. Locally, Wellesley College students are inviting the Wellesley community to join them for a climate protest, marching from Wellesley College and then rallying at Wellesley’s Town Hall. Specifics on timing can be found here or at www.SustaianbleWellesley.com. There will be music, poetry slams, artwork and more. Mark your calendars, and ask family, friends, neighbors and work colleagues to join you.
“We believe that there is hope for change, but that it will not come without our immediate action,” said representatives of Wellesley College EnAct (the College’s Environmental Action Organization). “Through our local strike, we are demanding this action from our international, national, and local leaders. We want this strike to provide an opportunity for us to connect as a community and work towards climate justice together. Locally, we are asking the Town of Wellesley to move to 100% renewable energy by 2020,” EnAct said.
“This shouldn’t be just the children’s responsibility,” Greta Thunberg, 16 year old Swedish student, raising global awareness of the risks posed by climate change. “Now, the adults also need to help us. We are calling for them to strike from their work, we need everyone. There is nothing we can’t do, if not you, then who else, if not now, then when?” Thunberg said.