Ethan is organiser of school strike
High school student Ethan Hill of Umina is one of the organisers of the planned Gosford School Strike on September 20.
Ethan said he was not sure how many students from the Peninsula would attend but organisers were expecting a few hundred from across the Central Coast at the Leagues Club Field in Gosford.
"We are planning on having many different community environmental groups and passionate students set up stalls around the field,'' Ethan said.
"Some stalls include waste reductions, letter writing to the Prime Minister and many more,'' he said.
The event is part of a global climate strike on September 20, just ahead of the UN emergency climate summit in New York.
Adults are encouraged to join the strike.
President of the Central Coast branch of the Australian Conservation Foundation Mr Mark Ellis said the branch was supporting the global day of action in Gosford.
"We applaud the leadership, courage and action of students as they rally and organise to make this next round of global strikes bigger than ever before,'' Mr Ellis said.
"The foundation will join young people in the streets to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels and emergency action to avoid ecological crisis and climate breakdown.
"We encourage the greater community to join us in support of our students who are concerned about the impact of climate change locally and globally.
"We are already seeing the impacts of climate change documented more than 30 years ago.
"We believe that the need for intergenerational equity is above politics and have invited all our local political representatives including the mayor of Central Coast Council, and our Federal and State members to attend the rally for climate action."
The rally begins at noon.
Media Statement, 29 Aug 2019
Ethan Hill, Umina
Media Release, 13 Aug, 2019
Mark Ellis. ACF Central Coast