Episode from the podcastWilling to Wander

Ep 19: The Call for Action- The Youth Climate Strike in NYC

Released Saturday, 16th March 2019
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This episode is a little different than the rest. I'm joined with not just one guest but a multitude of very special ones- the students who demonstrated the power of their voice at yesterday's (March 15) Youth Climate Strike in New York City.

The strike happened all around the world, where students walked out of schools in protest of the inaction of policymakers in regards to tackling the climate crisis. It started with Greta Thunberg, a now 17 year old Swedish girl, who sat on the steps of the Swedish Parliament's building every day for two weeks straight in lieu of going to school. To her, this was her way of teaching the adults something- that the youth want change and that they will make it known.

At the march, I spoke to students ranging from nine to eighteen years old, as well as some adults. What was most striking was the simple candor of these children who have mobilized in such an inspiring way to give voice to the climate and environmental justice issues that they are concerned about. Listen to the full episode to hear a wide range of students speak their minds as well as some of the actions that they are already taking in their communities!

Check out www.willingtowander.com to find additional pictures from the strike (taken by my friend Sophie) as well as links to climate action organizations that were also involved at the strike.

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