Global Climate Strike comes to Maple Ridge

Small group pickets outside city hall

The world-wide Global Climate Strike came to Maple Ridge Friday as a small group picketed in front of Maple Ridge city hall.

Demonstrations or strikes are taking place in more than 150 countries, according to Global Climate Strike.

The gathering in Maple Ridge drew a handful of people, one of whom was Maple Ridge resident Adam Bremner-Akins who is also part of the Fridays for Future school strikes for climate.

Fridays for Future was started by Swedish teen environmentalist Greta Thunberg and calls for peaceful protest about the environment every Friday.

He was on a pro-day from school in Port Coquitlam and is concerned about climate change and next week is organizing another activity. “If we all stand together, united under one flag, we will be heard,” he said.

He said it will only be a matter of time before rising sea levels flood Delta or Richmond or Pitt Meadows.

He added that he wants to reduce oil sands activity but only do so by ensuring workers there are found jobs in the alternative energy industry. On Friday, teens in Vancouver also held a “die-in” at two locations in downtown Vancouver.

The demonstrations take place a week before the UN Climate Action Summit 2019.



pmelnychuk@mapleridgenews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Mounties nab suspected break-in bandit after Pitt Meadows incident

A multi-jurisdictional investigation leads to the arrest of a Port Coquitlam man

Halloween Howl to kick off festivities in Maple Ridge

Norman Foote concert with Yennadon elementary choir

Angel highlights the benefits of volunteerism at Ridge Meadows Hospital

Yvonne and John McDonald are nine-year volunteers at the hospital

Celebrate the salmon’s return in Maple Ridge

Return of the Salmon put on by KEEPS

UNTRENDING: Preparing kids for a digital life

Entrepreneur, speaker, and columnist Vicki McLeod offers some insight into children and cyberspace

80% of TransLink bus routes are slower today than five years ago: report

TransLink says delays are costing $75 million a year

Climate activist Greta Thunberg’s mural defaced in Edmonton

The eyes on the portrait were blacked out

LETTER: Middle class better off with Trudeau’s child benefit boost

It’s a transfer, not a tax cut, but it helps families get ahead

VIDEO: Depth and scoring lacking for Vancouver Giants this season: Coach

G-Men defeated on home ice Sunday by Victoria – next up Everett on Friday

Report suggests new BC Ferries terminal near YVR

Metro Vancouver currently has two ferry terminals at northern and southern reaches

B.C. scouting group’s tent destroyed by black bear on Thanksgiving

The Richmond-based Sea Dragon Sea Scouts were camping at Mount Seymour Provincial Park

Greta Thunberg meets with First Nations chief in Fort McMurray

Thunberg has turned her protest against climate change into a global movement

Most Read