Students prepare for worldwide climate strike

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) -- Grand Valley Students United was busy making signs of protest Thursday. They're hoping to participate in the worldwide Youth Climate Strike on Friday by harnessing the power of social media.

They say students around the nation will be participating in walkouts to bring attention to the issue of climate change to their legislators, but say locally they couldn't quite make it happen.

Instead, they're asking people to make signs in support of climate action, take a picture with it and send those pictures to the Grand Valley Students United Facebook and Instagram pages.

"I hope they see that people from our Valley really care about climate change and that we want to do something to help prevent it," Izzy Brophy, found of Grand Valley Students United, said.

Students are also setting their alarms for 10:00 a.m. Friday and taking a moment when that alarm goes off to talk with those around them about climate change issues.