Students join global school strike against climate change inactionPosted: Updated:
Students from the Hudson Valley are joining the global school strike against climate change inaction.
Hundreds of students at Pelham Memorial High School walked out of classes on Friday for 30 minutes to raise awareness of global warming and the issues surrounding it.
They say they are scared for their future. They say if we don't take care of the environment now, then global warming will impact the world for them and future generations.
They're calling on government leaders in Albany and on Capitol Hill to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions and single-use plastics, such as straws, Styrofoam and disposable coffee cups.
The walkout is part of a larger movement called "Fridays for Future," where students world-wide are protesting for the environment.
The strikes kicked off last year with one Swedish girl protesting outside Swedish Parliament to demand stronger action on climate change.