Students walk out of Amherst H.S. calling on legislators to address climate change

Hampshire County

A few dozen Amherst Regional High School students walked out of class Friday afternoon to call on community members and local legislators to take action on what they see as a climate crisis.

The students walked out of school and made their way to the Amherst Town Common. There, students talked about how the school community could encourage people here and at the national level to address the issue of climate change.

Students also called on community members to support carbon pricing and expanding green communities.

The Amherst Regional High School Youth Climate Strike feels the government isn’t doing enough to protect their future.

The school walkout story generated a number of reactions on the 22News Social News Desk Facebook page. Several of the messages suggested that, instead of walking out of school, the students stay in class and get a degree in how to fix problems associated with air, water, and environmental pollution.

Students called for support of the congressional call for a Green New Deal, which promotes 100 percent renewable energy by 2030.

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