Protesting students across N.J. skip school, join global ‘climate strike’ to preserve their future

Climate Strike, There is no planet B

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM – Hundreds of students around New Jersey skipped school Friday for a cause that runs much deeper than a typical day of hooky.

“We are here to pressure our local, state and federal officials to take action on climate change,” said Eden Summerlin, a 16-year-old junior from Madison High School, who spoke from the steps of Morristown’s town hall to a crowd of more than 100 students, parents and activists.

This was one of countless youth “climate strikes” organized by high and middle school students around the world Friday, in solidarity with a global movement that has steadily gained traction in recent months …

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