Students fight against climate change

Molly Bukovac, Contributor

Shortly after noon on Friday, Sept. 20, a group of students held a rally outside of Meier Hall at Black Hills State University to fight back against climate change. 

The event was a part of a larger Worldwide Climate Strike, where students from around the world walked out of classrooms and protested inaction on climate change.  Emma Stone, president of the Environmental Sustainability Student Organization, spoke to protesters not just about the effect of climate change but also how they can help to end the age of fossil fuels. 

ESSO, who co-sponsored the event along with Eco Reps, College Democrats, Public Relations Club and Collegiate Outdoor Leadership Program, also displayed a number of tables with factual information about climate change, the effects of fossil fuels, renewable resources, recycling and what the public can do to help improve the environmental situation. Along with the displays there were also examples of recycling bins spaced throughout the event.

Students were also given the opportunity to write letters to their representatives expressing their concern about the government’s lack of a response to climate change, along with being given the choice of signing BHSU’s Sustainability Pledge.

Contributions to this story were made by Claire Scarborough