Let’s face it, there is nothing more important than attending to the place we call “Home,” the planet Earth.
Last Friday, I participated in a local rally for the Climate Crisis. It was designed by The New Haven Climate Movement, a group of determined New Haven high school students with some help from students from Yale.
Although this was a youth led rally, about 300-400 people of all ages gathered on the Green. The students guided us around the perimeter of the park, stopping at the 4 corners to highlight different climate related issues such as climate justice, inequality, immigration caused by environmental destruction, and with an added push for fossil fuel divestiture at Yale, just to to mention a few.
The students carried a cardboard coffin which they later used to bury posters with the words- “ignorance, greed, inaction, and denial.”
The New Haven Climate Movement students actually pressured the New Haven Board of Aldermen to pass an emergency ruling to turn New Haven green by 2030. These young people realize that the pressure needs to be continuous, and they intend to keep it going.