More than 100 rally on the Green

Over a hundred of Woodstock Union High School students, middle schoolers, parents, teachers and community members took to the streets to raise awareness of global warming.

The students marched up and down College Hill to the village Green carrying signs and singing chants such as “Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! global warming has got to go!” A small group of students gave speeches under a tent. Others students came up to the microphone to share how global warming affected them personally.

Students wrote letters to President Donald Trump and Vermont congressional representatives to demand action. They stood on the sides of U.S. Route 4 getting cars and trucks to honk their horns for their support. They marched back the same route with a police car escorting them along the way. The students were met with applause from students who did not attend the march. They were also greeted by some administrative staff as well upon their return. Student organizers were pleased with the turnout … and the weather, which forecasted rain, turned sunny.

The march is part of a worldwide event called the Strike for Global Future. The event was started by 16-year-old Swedish high school student Greta Thunberg who has protested every Friday this year to raise awareness about global warming. Her protest gained attention all over Europe. Students followed suit and soon after it reached to North America … and Woodstock.

Read the rest of the story in the March 21st edition of the Vermont Standard.