“North Students Organize Local March, Attend Boston Climate Strike”

Original post from The Newtonite – 

By Dea Cela, December 17, 2019

North students organized and marched to Newton City Hall and joined the Boston Climate Strike on Friday, Dec. 6. Students went to downtown Boston and the statehouse to protest. 

“The single most important thing students can do at the local level is to email their city councilors to express support for climate action policies and to show up to city council meetings and hearings,” said senior Dina Gorelik, a member of the Climate Advocacy Club, which organized the Newton Climate Strike. 

Gorelik added that the goal of the climate strike was to raise awareness surrounding climate change and to make the club’s goals known to the Mayor Ruthanne Fuller. 

Students missed school to encourage legislators to take immediate action against climate change and fight for a Massachusetts Green New Deal. According to a Massachusetts Climate Strike press release, protestors from around the state met at Copley Square and marched to the statehouse, pushing for bills advocating for the elimination of fossil fuels and declaring a Climate Emergency.

This is the second climate strike of the school year, following the last on Sept. 20.