The Commission Scolaire de Montreal's 114,000 students will not have classes on September 27, the day hundreds of thousands of people are expected to take to Montreal's streets to call for more action to combat climate change. It will take place as the United Nations Climate Summit gets underway in NY.
He said: "It's important that young people have their voice heard because it's us who will be affected by the consequences of climate change in the long term".
The Global Climate Strike has been inspired by Greta Thunberg a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, who in 2018 launched global headlines for solitary protests outside of the Swedish parliament and managed to unite millions of youngsters around the idea.
In an interview with one of the activists, she highlighted that this network is a non-violent Lebanese movement who organizes climate-related activities and strikes despite having limited funds.
"SMMUSD schools are not sanctioning, coordinating or facilitating any planned student walkouts". South Broward High School administrators could not be reached for comment.
"We see this particular rally as global, as starting from students and generated further by students, and we see it as one that we should consider with parents and with students in terms of their participation", he said Wednesday.
Quebec Premier Francois Legault said he wouldn't be on hand, but the province's environment minister, Benoit Charette, and another elected member of the Coalition Avenir Quebec team would take part.More news: Asia's first Rugby World Cup set to kick off
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New York City's Department of Education has already promised to excuse absences of students participating in the climate strike if they have parental consent. The Santa Monica Mirror has reached out to LAUSD Local District West, which serves many Westside families, seeking more information but they could not immediately be reached for comment.
The next global strike is scheduled for September 27.
He said: "The rest of us now need to step up and stand with the children demanding radical, systemic change, before it's too late".
"But just at the time when we need to ramp up climate solutions, we have elected a government that wants to open the floodgates to new coal, oil and gas projects that put all of us at risk".
Meanwhile, the Church of Scotland said adults should listen to young people's concerns about climate change and try to understand why they are so anxious about the future.
There are many ways our schools may participate and support this movement. She has been doing the same every Friday since (if she's not speaking at the United Nations, or busy schooling the US Congress).
The letter came as part of a public pressure campaign this week from students, the city teachers union and the Seattle City Council.
At the Sydney event, a student organiser told the crowd: "We have three demands for our politicians". Some companies also have signed on, including Patagonia and Seventh Generation. There are a variety of opportunities to teach and model methods for effective civic engagement, while under our care and supervision at our school sites.