Young people all over the country have joined together today in a fight to provide awareness about the growing issue of climate change. The protest was organised by a group of young climate activists with support from the Extinction Rebellion Lincolnshire group.
The small group of volunteers gathered at the war memorial on Lincoln High Street this morning in a protest for change and aiming for a more sustainable environment.
The event marks a year since the first climate change protest for action was launched by Extinction Rebellion in Lincoln, and the group now aims to host an annual climate change protest until action can be made to protect the climate which is at risk.
Lincoln’s youth strike for the climate crisis received support from members of Extinction Rebellion Lincolnshire as well as Lincoln Green Party.
The group hopes that by hosting events like these they will be able to promote a more sustainable environment as well as putting pressure on Lincolnshire County Council to finally declare the city as carbon neutral.
Georgia Preece, 23, a student from The University of Lincoln who is a member of Extinction Rebellion
Lincolnshire, who took part in the protest said: “At the end of the day it is our generation that is going to be dealing with the consequences of climate breakdown, so it is really important for younger generations to start using their voices and to rise up against all the things that are happening at the moment.”
Sidebar: Who is the Extinction Rebellion?
- The extinction Rebellion was first launched in 2018.
- Extinction Rebellions logo is an hourglass inside a circle that is used to symbolise that time is running out for many species.
- The group wants the government to declare a ‘climate and ecological emergency’
- The group aims to ‘peacefully occupy the centers of power and shut them down’
- Extinction Rebellion describes themselves as an international ‘non-violent civil disobedience activist movement’.
- Extinction Rebellion receives more support from younger adults.
- The group has received a lot of support from public figures like actress Emma Thompson, politicians Diane Abbott and Caroline Lucas and bands Radiohead and Massive Attack.