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Local students join the international “Youth Strike for Climate”

Posted at 12:25 PM, Mar 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-15 15:25:59-04

San Diego (KGTV)- Thousands of students around the world walked out of their classrooms this morning and are taking a stand to help end climate change. Its a part of the “Youth Strike 4 Climate.”

Hundreds of students from High Tech High School joined the international fight. Teens say they want a healthy environment for years to come.

“This is everyone’s fight, everyone as a community. It's so important that we do something now,” says student Hailey Baiz.

The teems say the movement is to let government leaders know that something needs to be done to curb global warming and cut gas emissions.

Students at High Tech High say they’ve already reduced their carbon footprint and they want adults to follow their lead.

“It is affecting all of us, and I feel that if we go to city hall, we’ll make our voices be heard,” says Frida Sanchez.

As part of the international protest, teens are hoping to grab the attention of leaders at their local city halls.