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Posted: February 26, 2020

Fernie students to hold climate strike march

Students and members of the community will be participating in a climate strike on Friday, March 6 at 1 p.m., starting at Fernie Secondary School (FSS) and marching down 2nd Avenue to City Hall.

Youth at FSS and The Fernie Academy (TFA) have been inspired by the global Fridays for Future movement and want to increase awareness around the severity of the climate crisis, explained a media advisory of the march, submitted by FSS Grade 12 student Kate Brennan.

“We wish to highlight the need for significant climate action expected by youth in our community. We hope to demonstrate our frustration with the lack of action at the appropriate scale shown by political and economic leaders surrounding the climate crisis,” Brennan stated.

“While we recognize the city has taken some action surrounding the climate crisis we believe there is a huge opportunity waiting for your leadership. The support, knowledge, and expertise in this community can be harnessed to make real change in the time scale that this crisis demands.”

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