Friday September 27: climate action in Barrie, Orillia, Collingwood
Barrie’s Climate Strike: Jeff Monague and his daughter Rhiannon sing Water is Life.
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September 27 Climate Strikes were held in Barrie, Orillia and Collingwood. Below, more photos from Barrie.
CTV Barrie report: Teens demand change to protect the planet
See also Leap Barrie’s Climate Strike
Action September 20 in Midland – Climate strikers gathered – Read more at Together for Climate
Students around the world protest for climate action
Tens of thousands of students were taking to the streets across Asia and Europe on Friday for a global strike demanding world leaders gathering at a UN climate summit adopt urgent measures to avert an environmental catastrophe.
The protests kicked off in the Pacific islands — some of the nations most threatened by rising sea levels — and Australia, where social media posts showed huge demonstrations around the country, from the big coastal cities of Melbourne and Sydney to outback towns such as Alice Springs.
“We didn’t light it, but we’re trying to fight it,” read one sign carried by a student in Sydney. “The oceans are rising and so are we,” read another sign held by a protester wearing school uniform in Melbourne.
Inspired by the 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, protests are planned in about 150 countries to call on governments to take immediate action to limit the harmful effects of manmade climate change.
The strike will culminate in New York when Thunberg, who has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for her climate activism, will spearhead a rally at the United Nations headquarters. Read more
Midland environmentalists join climate strike movement
Midland Mirror September 17 2019
A small group of local environmentalists has joined Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who initiated the climate strike movement, and is speaking up for the environment.
A Fridays for Future support group called Together for Climate was launched in Midland in April. Residents gather on the corners of King Street and Elizabeth Street in downtown Midland from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday to raise awareness about global warming and climate change.