At 8:30 on the morning of September 20, a group of 40 Newton students and city officials gathered at the entrance to Newton City Hall to begin the global day of climate action. Newton High School student leader Dina Gorelik opened the event. Among those gathered were city councilors Emily Norton, Deb Crossley, Alison Leary, and Susan Albright, who encouraged the student activists in their efforts to combat climate change. Also presenting were Barney Heath, Director of Planning for the City of Newton, Claire Rundelli, Assistant Environmental Planner, and Councilor Andrea Kelley, who helped organize the event. After the rally, the students left Newton City Hall for the Green Line to join crowds of others gathered at Boston City Hall, and they then marched to the State House.
Green Newton applauds all the students who participated in the Newton and Boston Climate Strikes, and the adults who came out to support them.
(Headline photo by Margaret Mallory.)