Oceanside students demand action on climate

By Stephen Betts | Sep 20, 2019
Photo by: Stephen Betts Oceanside High School students march out of the school.

Rockland — Oceanside High School students joined their counterparts from around the world Friday, Sept. 20, to demand action to combat human-influenced climate change.

The Oceanside students marched from the high school, along Broadway, and back to the school grounds.

Ruby Jovin said she worked to organize the march after attending a youth activism camp in Vermont last month. Jovin has also been selected to serve on the working lands group that will work with the Maine Climate Action Council appointed Sept. 19 by Maine Gov. Janet Mills.

The governor's website notes that the Climate Action Council is "charged with establishing strategies and initiatives to help the state meet its greenhouse gas reduction and renewable energy generation targets as it works to combat climate change, and to make sure our communities, industries and people are resilient to the changes our state is facing."

Jovin, a sophomore, said before Friday's march that she was hopeful changes would occur to address climate change.

Comments (3)
Posted by: Donald Herrick | Sep 21, 2019 18:05

follow the money

Posted by: Kendall Merriam | Sep 21, 2019 07:27

While the adults dither our youth, with foresight ,will lead the way.

-Phyllis Merriam

Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | Sep 20, 2019 10:06

Am thankful for this upcoming generation willing to step forward and make a difference.

Isaiah 11:6
New International Version (NIV)

6 The wolf will live with the lamb,
the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling[a] together;
and a little child will lead them.

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