Members from two of our Metro Denver churches participated in the Denver-area Youth Climate Strike at the Colorado State Capitol in early May. Youth throughout the world have been holding ongoing strikes to call for strong action on the climate crisis, and Denver youth have been part of this movement!

The Youth Climate Strike took place on Friday, May 3 at the Denver State Capitol. Inspired by a 16-year-old Swedish activist, students in Colorado went on strike to protest what they see as the failure of world leaders to address climate change. In their own words:

We are striking because if the social order is disrupted by our refusal to attend school, then the system is forced to face the climate crisis and enact change. With our futures at stake, we call for radical legislative action to combat climate change and its countless detrimental effects on the American people.

Pictured are Ann Karlberg (Kirk of Bonnie Brae) and Allyson Sawtell (Washington Park UCC).