Maryland Students Raising Their Voices And Marching For The Planet

On Friday, March 15 dozens of students are expected to gather near the State House in Annapolis to hold a climate strike and demand their legislators take action to address the effects of climate change before it's too late.

The strike is being held from noon to 2 p.m. to demand legislative action to address the effects of climate change.

Though the students are not old enough to vote, they want their legislators to know that they are in support of policies to limit the negative effects of a warming climate.

ClimateStrikeFlyerThe students will gather at the Revenue and Treasury Courtyard at 80 Calvert Street in Annapolis for the rally. Around 1 p.m. they plan to march from the courtyard to the Annapolis City Dock. The students are supporting legislation in the Maryland General Assembly such as the Healthy Green Amendment, as well as bills that protect the Chesapeake Bay oysters and Maryland's forests. More than 50 students as well as other environmental advocates are expected to attend the rally and march.

The Youth Climate Strike is being organized by Amelia Farrell, a 16-year-old junior who attends Annapolis High School. Farrell wants to make it clear to her peers and Maryland residents that they can do something to speak up against the limited efforts to fight climate change.

“I want to pressure legislators to prepare for our future,” Farrell said. “There shouldn’t be any more waiting.”

Organizers hope the family-friendly event will be a fun way for students to express their concerns, a colorful protest featuring climate change hopscotch, a giant inflatable globe, climate change-related games, and political art. More information about the Youth Climate Strike, including how to join and where to park, can be found on the event’s website.

 

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