MONTPELIER — Vermont’s students, along with members of the Climate Solutions Caucus, are uniting at the State House on November 17, to urge policymakers on taking immediate action to address the climate crisis.
“Young people are the least responsible for the climate crisis, but we are the ones who will inherit the dire consequences of climate inaction,” said Lili Platt, Harwood Union High School senior.
The Vermont Youth Climate Congress is encouraging all students across the state to meet at the State House from 12:30-4:30 p.m. on November 17.
“Students are leading the call for climate action around the globe,” said Senator Chris Pearson, co-chair of the Vermont Legislature’s Climate Solutions Caucus. “We’re excited to see young Vermonters pushing the governor and the Legislature to do more.”
With an emphasis on participation from young people from under-represented and frontline communities, they aim to show policymakers in Vermont and beyond that immediate legislative action is required.