What began as a small protest by a 15-year-old Swedish student, #FridaysforFuture has become a worldwide movement.

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Greta Thunberg at UN Climate Change COP24 Conference. Photo: YouTube Capture/Connect4Climate

In August 2018, Greta Thunberg sat every school day for three weeks in front of the Swedish parliament to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis.

The movement went viral after posting what she was doing on Instagram and Twitter.

Greta continued to strike every Friday until September when Swedish policies came in line with the Paris agreement.

Her actions have inspired students from around the world to fight for action on climate change with the hashtags #FridaysforFuture,  #Youth4Climate, #SchoolStrike4Climate, #ClimateStrike.

For his contribution to the cause, 10-year-old Sam Mason will hold his own Grade 5 Climate Action Rally at the McDougall Recreation centre beside the parking lot and you can help him out.

The rally takes place Friday, March 22nd between 8:30 am and 9:00 am.

Signs will be on hand or you can bring your own at tomorrow’s event.

 

 

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