Miami Beach declared a climate emergency on September 20, 2019
March 15, 2019
More than a million students skipped school throughout the world on Friday (March 15th) to protest against climate change. The movement, dubbed ‘Fridays for Future’ and started by sixteen-year-old Swedish activist, Greta Thunberg, held protests in over 100 cities, including many in the United States and Canada.
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September 20, 2019
Excerpt from Miami Herald
"Miami Beach has declared a climate emergency, thanks to the advocacy efforts of Miami youth climate advocates.
They see it as a victory, and a first step toward convincing the city to do more to slow carbon emissions and climate change.
“It’s not just us holding up signs now. There’s literally legislation that says we need to put this at the top of the agenda,” said John Paul Mejia, a 17-year-old Miami Beach Senior High School student and member of several Miami-based climate action groups".