Goleta Youth Participated in the Global Youth Climate Strike on September 20th
Sunrise SB Staff
eventDecember 6, 2019

On September 20th, hundreds of Dos Pueblos High School students joined millions of youth across the globe in striking from school for climate justice. Strikers were met with support from community members at Girsh Park.

On September 20th, hundreds of Dos Pueblos High School students joined millions of youth across the globe in striking from school for climate justice. Strikers were met with support from community members at Girsh Park. Here were their demands:

  • Governor Gavin Newsom: use executive action to STOP future fossil fuel projects, DROP existing production levels, & ROLL out setback limits
  • Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors: Put a moratorium on all future oil projects
  • Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors: Pass a Green New Deal for our County and ensure a just transition for workers involved in the oil and gas industry in the County
  • Respect of Indigenous lands and sovereignty. The US government must halt all resource extraction on or affecting Indigenous lands, and recognize the Rights of Nature into law
  • Environmental justice for communities on the frontlines of poverty and pollution, and sanctuary for all climate migrants
  • Protection of agriculture workers’ rights in the Central Coast

At Girsh Park, students spoke passionately about the Green New Deal and climate justice and there was performative art that spoke to the urgency of the climate crisis. Students were also able to register to vote and get connected with Sunrise Movement Santa Barbara.

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