Youth Activists and Allies on Why They Attended Global Climate Strike Events

September 23, 2019

They’re not gonna take it anymore.

Inspired by the actions of the 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, an estimated 4 million young people and their allies in 185 countries are marching out of their schools, offices, and homes, demanding immediate action to slow the effects of climate change. On Friday, September 20, AMC Outdoors reporters fanned out across AMC’s region for the centerpiece event in the eight-day-long Global Climate Strike, interviewing some of the more than 7,000 climate activists in Boston, Mass.; 800 in Plymouth, N.H.; and 2,000 in Portland, Maine, to hear why strikers attended and why they believe lawmakers should take immediate action on environmental crises.

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Kelleigh Welch

Kelleigh is managing editor of AMC Outdoors.