High school students from across Metro Vancouver are rallying today outside of Vancouver City Hall to get the message out about climate change.
Members of the group called “Sustainabiliteens” are coming from high schools across the Lower Mainland in support of City Councillor Christine Boyle’s motion to declare climate change an emergency in Vancouver.
“The councillors are voting on our future, they may not feel the impacts of climate catastrophe as severely as our generation will and we want to remind them of the young people in their life – Malka Martz-Oberlander, student.
The motion is labeled “Ramping Up Vancouver’s Climate Action in Response to the Climate Emergency“. It outlines problems that may arise in Vancouver due to climate change in the future.
The motion calls for “Council recognize the breakdown of the stable climate and sea level under which human civilization developed constitutes an emergency for the City of Vancouver”.