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Truro youth taking part in global climate strike

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TRURO, N.S. —

Young people will be holding signs high as they head to Truro’s Civic Square Friday afternoon.

A group of local youth are joining others around the world, trying to spread an important message, as they participate in a global climate strike.

“I’m really passionate about the environment and do everything I can to try to spread awareness,” said Cameryn Mattie, a Cobequid Educational Centre student and one of the organizers of the strike. “These strikes are taking part because of the lack of action on climate change. I hope the global movement will wake up corporations and others about the need for change.”

Cameryn is one of four students, from the CEC and École acadienne de Truro, who got together to organize something for Truro.

The event is not designed to target any specific level of government or business but is a message for everyone.

“Some people say, ‘Why leave school to do this?’” said Cameryn. “The message is that young people do need school, yet if action’s not taken for the environment, education may not matter.”

Students will be leaving school to arrive at the Truro Civic Square at 1 p.m.

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