Vermonters to join worldwide climate strikes to draw attention to crisis

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Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunberg, center in blue, joins other young climate activists Friday for a climate strike outside the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Young people around the world, including Vermont, will be taking a stand Friday, calling for action to combat the growing climate crisis.

Organizers expect millions of people of all ages will strike in every corner of the globe in solidarity of tackling this global challenge.

At noon in Burlington, Seventh Generation, Burton and Ben & Jerry’s will lead a march to the Climate Strike rally at City Hall in Burlington.

Johanna Miller, the energy and climate program director at the Vermont Natural Resources Council said, her organization will follow the lead of the young organizers and echo their call for action.

“Young people and future generations will bear an unconscionable and incalculable cost from our collective inaction on climate,” Miller said.

Businesses globally and locally are also taking part Workers at some of the world’s largest companies – including Amazon, Google and Microsoft – are also organizing walkouts.

New York City has excused nearly a million students from school on Friday to participate in the strike. .

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