Youth activist climate strike in Grand Junction

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- A group of Grand Valley students is joining a national movement holding a climate strike.

Grand Valley Students United gathered at the old courthouse in Grand Junction to bring awareness to their cause, the growing issue of climate change. Members of the GVSU also offered voter registration.

The inspiration for these climate strikes come from a young girl from Sweden, Greta Thunberg, who took on the activist role and has inspired an entire youth movement.

"And then within the oil and gas industry, ultimately we need to transition to clean energy but something that we can talk about as a rural community is how we can transition while not neglecting those that are working in the oil and gas industry," said Johneth Price, organizer.

Grand Valley Students United says they want to decrease the disparity between urban and rural areas participating in these movements.

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