Eugene students join international climate strike

Local high school and University of Oregon students walked out of school to protest climate change.

Posted: Mar. 15, 2019 7:40 PM
Updated: Mar. 15, 2019 7:40 PM

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others from around the world... to march for "meaningful climate action". the students made their way from south eugene high school to the courthouse. kezi 9 news reporter emma jerome shows us what they're hoping to accomplish. emma jerome: " students behind me are calling on congress for change because they say people need to do better s the earth they inherit can be better" marco elliot: " i'm delighted to see young people all over the world moving in a direction where they're putting pressures on adults that have not taken responsibility for what is happening to the planet" community members of all ages met up at the federal courthouse on friday -- hoping to get congress' attention in reaching a green new deal. students from south eugene high school's earth guardian's 350 club were there. hunter calvert says they don't just hold signs and march to get their message across. they also work to amend legislation. hunter calvert: " we're just trying to also push in our group climate change legislation so we have kids that are not only supporting climate change bills but also writing them" ej "now hunter says no one person can change the world but that today hundreds are coming together to spark what he hopes is an overwhelming
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