On September 20, the world’s young people demanded action from political and industry leaders and all adults in Climate Strikes around the world. 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, who inspired the marches and rallies, estimates more than seven million people marched, on all continents (Antarctica included).
Wayland youth was there as well.
Over thirty Wayland High School students walked out of school and carpooled and took the T into Boston. There they joined over 7,000 people of all ages for a rally and march from City Plaza to the State house. Many of them went into the State house to bring their demands to the doors of their representatives in government.
In the meantime in Wayland, every class at Happy Hollow School Elementary School made signs and banners, then marched around the school to show their concern for the future of humanity on our planet. They chanted “Stop Climate Change” and “Save Our Earth” in an attempt to show adults how important this is to children.
“These kids CARE!” wrote Happy Hollow teacher Deborah Niles. Scroll down for the proof. They will not leave you unmoved.