Inspired by 16 year old Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunberg, young people around the globe participated in a Global Climate Strike on March 15th and Friends school students were among them, including students from Friends Select School, William Penn Charter, Cambridge Friends School and Media Providence Friends School.
Middle School students from Cambridge Friends School (CFS)in Massachusetts participated in the March 15 Global Climate Strike by marching to the State House where they joined crowds in pushing for legislation for action on climate change. “The youth organization was amazing and they were asking the rally to intensify the impact by lobbying representatives inside the State House,” reports Cambridge Friends. The March 15th climate strike does not mark the end of this kind of student activism for students at Cambridge Friends. The students will begin a mini-lesson on lobbying in each science class and discuss different opportunities for other strikes, “this time student led and organized by our own students,” says MS math and science teacher Becca Mullin Connor “As we move into spring I will be helping to facilitate these groups and connections as I believe that this is integral to the students’ futures and to their learning experiences here at CFS.”