Calling attention to the urgency of the climate crisis, students converged in Annapolis on Friday, March 15. They demanded that people and governments work together to end dependence on fossil fuels and promote clean renewable energy. The young activists cited legislation such as the Clean Energy Jobs Act and the visionary Green New Deal which address not only sources of energy but also issues of health, environmental, social, economic and racial justice that are implicated in the process of extracting and burning fossil fuels.
Inspired by the School Climate Strike started by Greta Thunberg, students around the world have joined the #FridaysForFuture campaign.
On Fri March 15 2019 1.4 million students in 2233 cities in 128 countries took part in a global Youth Climate Strike calling for urgent action to cut carbon emissions and change society to save the planet.