At meeting today, it was decided that Team Green students organize the Schools Strike for Climate here in Wanaka on Friday 15th March. It is a worldwide event led by students to ask for climate action.
- We are striking to improve our future, or people in future generations may not have grass, plants, clean air…
- We are striking because climate change is such a big problem, we need to take action now.
- We are asking politicians to hear us out and to consider the chance of change.
- We are asking when the college will stop using coal.
Team Green is organizing a march, we’ll meet at 1.20pm on Friday 15th March in front of the college and walk down to the town centre and the lake front. We think education is hugely important but we will voluntarily not attend period 5 as we strike to take action for climate change. We’ll walk up back to the college at 2.45pm to be on time to catch buses.
Mr Bosley, Mount Aspiring College Principal, has agreed for the event to take place and students to participate as long as their parents/caretakers give them authorization. A letter and form has been sent to all parents and must be completed before participating in the event.