Its Time for Our Future Leaders to Lead
Connect with young people from around the world to build a better future for all
Our youth in Connecticut and across the nation continue to lead the charge against climate change. This Friday, activist Sena Wazer is once again leading a strike at our Capitol to demand climate action and request a seat on the Governor’s Council on Climate Change (GC3).
Connecticut Climate Strike
Friday, Dec. 6th | 12 PM – 3 PM
Back Steps of the CT Capitol
210 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106
Sena has been an incredible voice for change in Connecticut, calling on lawmakers to make our climate crisis a top priority, make energy more affordable, and make sure our youth are heard loud and clear by our leaders.
The first meeting of the GC3 is on December 11th, so this is a critical moment to make sure our young people have a seat at the table. Too often they are left out of discussions that will have profound impacts on their lives. It’s likely our youth will have to shoulder the burden of solving our climate crisis. They deserve to be involved in those talks now.
Its Youth Petition on the Climate Emergency
Youth climate leaders in Connecticut with the Sunrise Movement organized a massive Climate Strike in Hartford on September 20, 2019, as part of a global youth-led climate strike. The action included a petition signed by more than 1,500 CT residents, which several young people delivered to the Office of Gov. Ned Lamont that afternoon. At an event a few weeks later, the governor said he hadn’t received it. We, the undersigned, are reiterating and reinforcing the students’ asks of the governor. We are requesting that he meet with representatives of the youth climate movement in our state to hear their concerns, declare a climate emergency and take appropriate action to address it. Below are the contents of the September 20 petition:
Governor Lamont: declare a climate emergency for the state of CT:
● CT expand energy efficiency programs and return raided funds
● CT cease permitting and approving new or existing fossil fuel infrastructure
● CT divest from fossil fuels
● CT work with organizations on green jobs creation, environmental justice, and public health in just transition
● Governor Lamont call a special session of the legislature to focus on emergency climate legislation
● CT ensure climate and conservation education to all public school children
A Discussion About Climate Change – November 20, 2019.
On November 20, Climate Reality is presenting 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action, a global conversation about the truth of the climate crisis and how we solve it. For one full 24-hour period, Climate Reality Leader volunteers like myself, will hold public presentations across all 50 US states and in countries worldwide.