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Student Climate Change set for Monday outside Nelson City Hall

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
March 1st, 2019

During the afternoon Monday, outside Nelson City Hall, students in the West Kootenay are hosting a strike in support of Climate Change.

The Climate Change Strike, organized by Daniela Sirois Ennis and Alyssa Taburiaux, runs from noon to 3 p.m.

“Eight L.V. Rogers students have taken a leadership role in organizing a L.V. Rogers Secondary student Climate Strike walk to the Courthouse on Monday, March 4th,” LVR Principal Tamara Malloff said in an email to The Nelson Daily.

“Interest has been generated through promotion on LVTV and through classroom conversations, and there is a plan for interested students and staff to participate with the support of the school.”

Climate Change Strikes was inspired by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg of Sweden in August of 2018.

Other Canadian cities joining Nelson include, Victoria, Vancouver, Nelson, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Sudbury, Vaughan, Belleville, Peterborough, Toronto, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Kingston, Ottawa, Perth, Fredericton, Montreal and Halifax.

Many of the strikes around the world happen on Fridays using the hashtag #FridaysforFuture.

A nation-wide school strike is planned for Friday, May 3.

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