With the start of the school year comes the usual stress of showing up on time for classes, keeping up with assignments, and getting used to a busy schedule. Meanwhile, many students are plagued with another stress, one that seems bigger than the rest: the idea of climate change, and what it means for our future. Youth around the world are demanding government action against this crisis, because the science is clear and the predictions are alarming. In fact, the impacts of climate change are already being felt, and we do not want to see additional drought, spread of disease, collapse of ecosystems, catastrophic storms, or displacement of communities.
Students at Acadia are not ignorant of what is happening in the world right now, and many of us have decided to join the movement for climate justice. The Acadia Climate Action Club is a new group for students to gather and work together to make sure climate change is no longer set aside as an inconsequential issue. We are organizing a rally this Friday September 20th, on the front lawn of University Hall at 1pm. A poster-making session will be held on Wednesday the 18th at 1:30pm in the SUB. Join us this Friday and add your voice to the millions around the world demanding action against climate change.
Besides organizing demonstrations, the club will host critical discussions, and campaign for strong climate policies in the upcoming federal election, among other projects. If you are eager to join the movement, please join the Acadia Climate Action Club Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/403970280175104/, or email Natalie at [email protected]. The time to act is now.