8th Graders Join Climate Strike in Boston

Posted with the permission of Mikaila ‘20, who joined classmates Barrett ‘20, Charlie ‘20, and Carter ‘20 at last week’s global Youth Climate Strike, and reported on their experience.

Last Friday September 20, 2019, four eighth grade students decided to show their support at the youth climate strike in Boston.

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Getting off the train to head into Boston to attend the rally and strike.

Organized by Greta Thunberg, hundreds of other protests alike took place in other cities around the world.

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We marched to Beacon Street.

In front of the state house we protested the Charlie Baker administration and his political standpoint.

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The Green New Deal

The Green New Deal is a climate proposal introduced by New York representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and co-sponsored by Massachusetts Senator Edward J. Markey.

The Green New deal calls for:

  • The federal government to wean the United States from fossil fuel infrastructure projects and to stop planet killing greenhouse gas emission industries across the board

  • Securing high paying jobs working for clean energy industries

  • Seeks to address economic and racial injustices intensified by climate change

  • To declare a state of emergency on the climate crisis

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We got our picture taken with Massachusetts State Senator Edward J. Markey.

He is a supporter and co-sponsor of The Green New Deal legislation who was at the march to show his support for the youth climate activists.

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“What you do now, we children can’t do in the future. So please, treat the crisis as the crisis it is and give us a future.”

-Greta Thunberg 16’ environmental activist

Extra Ways YOU can help fight climate change:

  • Change to energy efficient light bulbs

  • Recycle and compost

  • turn the lights off when you leave a room

  • Pick up litter

  • Get a reusable water bottle

  • Shop locally when you can

  • Take cold showers

  • Wash clothes in cold or warm water not hot water

  • Offset your carbon emissions

  • Plant a tree

  • Buy less bottled water

  • Get a reusable water bottle

  • Don’t leave your car running

  • Use unbleached paper towels

  • Avoid plastic

  • Fly on planes less

  • Ride your bike instead of driving when you can

Be the change.

#Strikewithus #ClimatestrikeBoston #thisisGUS