Lexington STEAM students will participate in climate change strike

Posted at 5:06 AM, Sep 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-27 06:56:50-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Today there will be another round of "Fridays for Future" climate strikes around the world, including right here in Lexington.

It's a strike students are going on around the world in an effort to end the age of fossil fuels. Today wraps up a full week of the climate strike which started last Friday.

Today, in Lexington, STEAM Academy will take part with a protest using spoken word, art, music and a picket line.

The school says the students want to pose a question. "What future are we preparing for if we continue to destroy our planet?"

Greta Thunberg, the young activist who organized the global strike spoke at the United Nations climate summit in New York City on Monday.

"This is all wrong. I shouldn't be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet, you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you! You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words and yet I'm one of the lucky ones," Thunberg said in her speech.

The strike will start at STEAM Academy at 1 p.m. During that strike, students will form a picket line on North Limestone to remind drivers to think about climate change.