Students at Evanston Township High School led an Intergenerational Climate Strike Monday, April 25, to demand that the school hires a full-time sustainability coordinator.
The RoundTable’s livestream of the event has been recorded and posted on Facebook.
Students left the school at 1:30 p.m, and headed to Fountain Square.
The ETHS climate justice group E-Town Sunrise organized the strike, which was originally scheduled for Earth Day but postponed due to bad weather.
Lily Aaron, a leader of E-Town Sunrise, told the RoundTable that an ETHS sustainability coordinator is essential to enacting that changes the group is pushing for.
“ETHS is not equipping students with the resources or the knowledge needed to combat the crisis that we are set to inherit,” Aaron said.
Aaron said she would like to see more climate literacy at ETHS and a cultural shift toward sustainability.
There are still some things that give us hope.
Go Evanston High School Student group E- Town Sunrise for pushing for the hiring of a sustainability coordinator for the school. The issue of climate change affect on the Earth will land more on them in their lives than those of us much older. I don’t blame them for walking out to show their resolve that those in charge must take these issues seriously enough to act now!