Derek Nguyen

Youth Change Climate Activism

On 30 November 2018, from over two hundred schools across the city of Sydney, an estimated eight thousand Australian students boycotted school in retaliation of the Australian government’s inaction with regards to climate change. From kindergartners to high school seniors, the students protested and demanded change from their government. [1]. Sydney’s movement was developed and planned by fourteen-year-old Jean Hinchcliffe, who had gotten the idea from fourteen-year-olds Milou Abrect and Harriet O’Shea Carre who started similar protests in the state of Victoria. Prior to the initial protest, the two highschool students had already tried to gain attention from the...

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