Climate strike being held Friday
TRURO, N.S. – Truro will be joining in the Global Climate Strike on Friday and people are encouraged to come out to show support.
“Last year some of the Grade 12s organized these events and we’re trying to find a youth leader now,” said Jessica Frenette, a volunteer with the Living Earth Council. “A couple of us are taking the role on for now but we want the youth to lead it and we need to unite behind the youth. Everyone is welcome to come and show support.”
A handful of people gathered at the Civic Square last Friday to express their concerns about the environment, but a much larger group is expected this week.
“We’re expecting a group from (Cobequid Educational Centre) and students from Truro Junior High,” said Frenette. “A lot of young people have definite concerns about the climate.”
Signs from last year’s strikes will come out and some young people will be making new ones.
Sept.20-27 is Global Climate Strike Week and people from more than 150 countries are striking on Friday to bring awareness to the need for policy change to protect the environment.
The Truro gathering will be held in the Civic Square at 1 p.m.
More information on the worldwide event can be found on the Global Climate Strike website at https://globalclimatestrike.net/
The local group can be reached on Inst agra matt ru ro youth climate action