Cli­mate strike be­ing held Fri­day

Truro Daily News - - FRONT PAGE -

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://glob­al­cli­mat­

The lo­cal group can be reached on Inst agra matt ru ro youth cli­mate ac­tion

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