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Students talk climate strikes

Chelsea Powrie

Friday marked the beginning of a week-long global movement of climate change rallies and strikes, during which some students, including in Kelowna, will be walking out of classrooms in protest against current climate change policies. 

Castanet went to Penticton Secondary School Friday to find out whether our local students are planning to participate. 

Overwhelmingly, the answer was no. 

"I don't think so, just because it is my Grade 12 year, want to get everything done nicely, don't want to cause any trouble," said student. 

"I'm not sure yet," said another.

"Sounds like skipping class," another added. 

Still, many professed their interest in the cause, and said they find the issue of climate change an important one. 

"I know that it's a bad thing that's happening right now but I don't know much about it," a young woman said. 

"The weather is changing so drastically now it's crazy how much it's changed," her friend added. 

"I see all the strikes happening around and I think it's a really cool event that's taking place and it will raise awareness," another student said. 

A public climate rally is being planned in downtown Penticton on Sept. 27 at noon. 

Do you have thoughts on the matter? Let us know at [email protected]



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