Hundreds of people gathered on Hinds Plaza in downtown Princeton in a vocal call for action to combat climate change, one of hundreds of climate strikes taking place around the globe on Friday.
Executive Director Jim Waltman and several board members of The Watershed Institute joined the throng to demonstrate the organization’s commitment to addressing this critical problem.
Speakers, ranging from a Pennington sixth grader to a Princeton University students, rattled off statistics on the looming crisis and lambasted inaction by the federal government. The crowd then marched to the university’s campus.
The Watershed held a climate summit and climate academy for high school students earlier this year and were featured this week in a front-page story in the Los Angeles Times.
Teaching the students to understand the nuances of climate change and empowering them to take action to help address this issue is central to the Watershed’s mission.