Albuquerque Climate Strike

October 2, 2019 - Colton A. Newman

Climate Strike PicAs part of a global climate strike thousands of Albuquerque youth, climate passionate activists and community members gathered at Robinson Park to march and demand action be taken by our politicians and government. It was a day filled with moving sights, music and speeches. Amongst the many speakers were some of our communities youngest. From CNM students, high school students, middle school and even elementary school students stood before the growing crowd to give statistics, personal stories, cries for action and to lead chants. As reported by KRWG Public Media days before this massive strike Santa Fe, Taos and Albuquerque declared a Climate Emergency. Having our governments and city councils recognize climate change and declaring these emergencies is just the first of many steps to enacting action. The Albuquerque Journal also reported that this was a move to set a state goal of having 100% renewable energy by the year 2030. Time will tell if more of these events will occur, follow UNM Sustainability Studies Program on Twitter to keep up to date on these kind of events.