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Posted: November 26, 2019

Students staging climate strike and march Friday

Fernie Secondary School (FSS) students and members of the community with be participating in a climate strike on Friday November 29 at 11 a.m., starting at Fernie Secondary School and marching down 2nd Avenue to City Hall.

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

“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. While we recognize the city has taken some action in the past 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,” she stated in a media advisory.

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