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March 19, 2019

Students Showed Up

Legislators: Wake up!

A Series on the Environment from the Question Line Duo

Some folks would argue that children demanding government officials take action on climate change is just a waste. They'll say those legislators don't take children seriously. It's another example of adult short-sightedness.

These kids are connecting with each other on a global scale. They're talking about policies. They're talking about options. They're educating each other, their parents and their communities. They're making plans and participating in campaigns. They're planning for the future. And if we're lucky, they will become scientists, health professionals, lawyers, teachers, social workers, school board members . . . or maybe even political leaders.

protest sign 1

The point is, youth on planet earth would like to actually have a future. And not being as short-sighted, selfish or fatalistic as many adults can get, they're also considering their children's future.

protest sign 2

It doesn't end with one Friday, with this one event.

Greta Thunberg will be back in front of Swedish parliament this Friday.

Alexandria Villasenor will be back in front of the United Nations building in New York City this Friday.

These kids have disrupted and changed the course of their lives for our environment. What one thing can you do this week, big or small, easy or maybe even a little "inconvenient" to address this environmental mess we're all in?

The Environment Series