UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (WCIA) — Students and others are joining the Global Climate Strike with a march on campus Friday. It’s part of a week-long call to action surrounding the UN Climate Summit.
The Summit, being held Monday in New York, is designed to meet the climate challenge by accelerating actions to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
Climate Strikes are planned in more than 100 countries including 500 cities in the U.S. There will be 19 in Illinois including Bloomington-Normal, Springfield, Carbondale and Charleston.
Students are also calling on Governor Pritzker to take action in the state and pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act.
UIUC Climate March
Friday, September 20, 2019
10:30 am: March begins
Main Quad – Undergraduate Library
North Quad – Siebel Center
Noon: Rally and Speakers at Alma Mater