"Our main message we want to send to lawmakers is that action needs to be taken on this issue now. We don't have time to wait, large corporations need to be held accountable for the damage that they've caused our planet," said Nippa.
One of the many organizations present at the strike was Extinction Rebellion. An "international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction and minimize the risk of social collapse," according to its website. The group helped lead different chants throughout the strike such as "What do we want?", "Climate justice!", "when do we want it?" "Now!"
"I came today because I'm passionate about preserving our earth and it's decaying rapidly underneath us from human actions," said Riley Richardson (right), a sophomore studying global and international studies. "I took away from the strike that if you get people together it can cause a revolution if the passion is shared by everyone."
Many political and social organizations attended the event getting students involved with their causes, all involving the environment in some way. Protect Species is through the Center of Biological Diversity, and was collecting student signatures fighting President Trump's removal of the Endangered Species Act.
Boes said, "We are going to be in the workforce soon, and we want students to be aware of activist issues before they get to the workforce so they can create change throughout their whole life."
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