MHS Student Group, Montclair Extinction Rebellion, Plan Walkout to Protest Global Climate Change

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Students from Montclair Extinction Rebellion (Montclair XR), a club at Montclair High School, will lead and be part of a national walkout on Friday, September 20 at 10am to protest global climate change. The walkout, which will be held on the MHS campus, will be held in coordination with a global climate strike that includes over 40 non-profit organizations from around the world, including Amnesty International, Global Climate Catholic Movement, Patagonia, Fridays for Future, and Oxfam.

“Extreme times call for extreme measures and we’re asking MHS students to start doing their part by joining us in the walkout,” says Josh Shapiro ‘21 and Isaac Barry ‘21, co-spokespeople of Montclair XR. “We hold the firm belief that inaction on Climate Change is a crime against humanity, a threat to our economy, a danger to our health and that ecocide is equivalent to genocide. Mass action is unquestionably required to stop its worst effects.”

While the MHS walkout is a one day event, the national Global Climate Strike will take place from September 20 through 27 in locations around the world. It was inspired by Greta Thunberg, a 16 year-old Swedish girl who became one of the world’s leading climate change activists after she led a three week student strike at her high school in Stockholm.

The Montclair Extinction Rebellion walkout will take place on Friday, September 20 at Montclair High School from 10 to 10:45am at the amphitheater on Park Street. Seven student speakers from the club will be featured.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. How many students will do away with their cell phones, lap tops, cars, rides to school, big houses, etc. etc….learning virtual signaling at an early age does nothing without making real sacrifices. Walking out of school is fun and easy. (I did it a long time go to protest global cooling…and to hang out with a girl I had a crush on) Not using power and devices that use batteries is a little tough. The environment is being destroyed in parts of the world for the sake of selfies.

  2. “We hold the firm belief that inaction on Climate Change is a crime against humanity, a threat to our economy, a danger to our health and that ecocide is equivalent to genocide.”

    You wild. Going for clout. Deadass if some equity was shown for the other species on the planet.

    (I used Google Translate)

  3. “The environment is being destroyed in parts of the world for the sake of selfies.”

    —the cranky old man is out on the lawn, yelling at kids again.

    This time, he says it’s THEIR FAULT that his generation raped this planet.

    This was as predictable as it was pig ignorant—another in an endless and grotesquely unnecessary series of communiques regurgitating Koch Brothers garbage like a proud parrot.

    Squawk, Polly, squawk…

  4. Jcunn…It is always so nice to hear from you. I always look forward to your special kind of insight. Blaming the kids…never…they only do what they are told. Just pointing out that if you are serious about climate change you should walk the walk. That doesn’t mean walking out of school. “Pig ignorant” “parrot”…you know what they say, “you are what you see in others.” Cheer up old friend AOC said the world is ending in 12 years so let’s party. Before the world ends you may want to travel out of the cocoon of Montclair. Things we think are “green” can be quite toxic. Hey, but if it makes you feel good and seem hip who cares the effect it has on the other side of the world.

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