Newton Students Strike for the Climate

On Friday, December 6th, students from Newton North High School walked with a handful of adults to City Hall in support of the Climate Strike and to meet with Mayor Fuller.  The group was welcomed by the Mayor on the steps outside City Hall and they were invited into her office, where she asked the students to take turns sharing their concerns. Her response was reassuring, especially about steps for sustainability that the City intends to take with the implementation of the City’s recently passed Climate Action Plan. Green Newton President, Marcia Cooper, was also given the opportunity to commend the students for stepping up as leaders, and they were encouraged to advocate for solutions, while helping to educate others at school and in our community about how each of us can make a difference. Following this meeting, the students proceeded to walk to the Newton Centre before traveling by T into Boston to participate in the Climate Strike with hundreds of young people rallying for a Massachusetts Green New Deal (PDF here).

Photo by: Green Newton/2019

Photo by: Green Newton/2019