UGGS hosts ‘Guardians of the Earth’ Climate Change Rally

24th October, 2019 0 comments

The University of Guyana Geographical Society partnered with Policy Forum Guyana and UG Female Empowerment Movement in order to sensitise the public on the need for climate action in Guyana. This issue is close to the heart of the Society as it embodies the ideas of sustainable development and as we see the effects of climate change and sea level rise in our country.

The project falls under the larger theme of the ‘Global Climate Strike’ held under the leadership of Miss Greta Thunburg. Millions of students, parents, scientists, people of all backgrounds, ages, regions and faiths came together in all corners of the globe calling for climate action. More than 6,100 events were held in 185 countries. See link: https://globalclimatestrike.net/7-million-people-demand-action-after-week-of-climate-strikes/

This local event involved a march from the Bank of Guyana to the Kingston Band Stand. Short talks and cultural events were held to engage and educate participants. Some participants included Namilco, GIT, Marion Academy, Bishop High School among others. Approximately 500 persons took part in the successful event. It is our hope that Guyana’s youths be resolute in the pursuit for climate action.

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