Local school students are raising money for buses to take them and their peers to Friday’s climate strike rally in Byron Bay.
Two students, Mia Thom and Jessica Chate, have set up a GoFundMe page to fund the buses which will enable students from Mullumbimby and surrounding areas to attend the rally.
‘This minimises the carbon footprint of each student travelling to the strike,’ the Ms Thom and Ms Chate said.
‘It also provides a safe way to travel for the students. As well as the hiring of equipment, all funds will go towards the strike.
The pair said that young people were frightened by climate chance, which they described as ‘an ecological crisis that will affect every living being on earth’.
‘Our future is tenuous and uncertain and it lies in the hands of people who have consistently betrayed our trust,’ the students said.
‘It lies in the hands of a government who is willing to sell our future to international mining corporations in exchange for financial gain.
‘But we are rising and are imploring people to take direct action – to join us in this movement, that will define the fate of our world.’
‘So it is time to reclaim what is ours, reclaim what is owed to us. It begins with individual climate action within our own community.’
Contribute to the fundraising effort here.