Tauranga students stand in solidarity

Protestors outside Tauranga City Council showing their support for Wellingtonian Ollie Langridge. Image and Video: Daniel Hines/SunLive.

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Tauranga students stood outside council chambers this afternoon to support Wellingtonian Ollie Langridge for his 100th day protesting outside Parliament

Ollie is calling on the Government to declare a climate change emergency.

“We are on a vigil for Ollie as it’s his 100th day on Parliament today. We thought this is the least we could do come out here and show our support in Tauranga as a lot of us can’t make it down to Wellington,” says School Strike 4 Climate convenor Zoe de Malmanche.

Tauranga resident Mary Rose took the bus into the CBD today to join students standing in solidarity with Ollie.

She is absolutely wrapped about the rising up students around the world acknowledging the issue.

“I have come here to be supportive. Good on you, and may you be heard.”

Schools Strike 4 Climate BOP are organising another strike for Friday, September 27 on the Tauranga waterfront and are encouraging those of all ages to involve themselves.

Zoe says it is important to strike again as local council is currently not doing enough to address climate change.

“We need to show and give the councillors our back end so they can have confidence in their decisions when they are discussing climate change mitigation.”

“Also, we need to have conversations about where our carbon footprint is and what we can do to stop that.”

Within the financial year of 2015-2016, Tauranga produced approximately 760,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent, 61 per cent of these emissions resided from the use of transport, which alone equated to higher than that of Wellington.

Zoe says people in the Bay should focus on catching the bus, biking and carpooling to reduce their carbon footprint.

For more information about the upcoming protest visit https://www.facebook.com/schoolstrike4climate/

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Give up now

Posted on 29-08-2019 07:20 | By Mein Fuhrer

the world isn’t "going to end in 12 years" like these fear-mongering so called climate experts bleat on about.

Don't give up.

Posted on 26-08-2019 14:13 | By morepork

The fact is that we are so ingrained into a modern society (as several posters here noted) that is impossible to revert back to a primitive agrarian way of life (too many people and not enough land for one thing...) But that doesn’t mean we should do nothing. Whether "Global Warming" is real or not, there are many things we can change in our environment that will ease the strain on Planet Earth. Solve the plastics problem, stop burning the rain forest, move away from fossil fuels, clean up industries and emissions... it isn’t about arguing whether your bamboo sandals were delivered by a truck or not. It is good to see young people considering these issues and they deserve encouragement, not denigration.


Posted on 26-08-2019 11:58 | By Mein Fuhrer

couldn’t agree more, if these "climate change" activists want to make a difference then they should set an example and start with themselves, by looking closely at every little thing they do and products they use that impacts on the health of our Mother Earth.


Posted on 25-08-2019 13:37 | By Hugh Janis

Please, students. I implore you to do your research into natural climate cycles and anthropogenic climate change. You will need to dig deep, and look far and wide but the truth is out there and it is currently being kept from you.


Posted on 25-08-2019 06:34 | By Kancho

Love the enthusiasm and naivety of youth


Posted on 24-08-2019 09:58 | By dumbkof2

more kids brainwashed by the scaremongers. would be far better if they stayed in school and learnt the basics of maths and english and learnt how to spell

Perhaps climate whiners...

Posted on 24-08-2019 03:00 | By GreertonBoy

Should take a look at themselves? All of their clothes, their food and groceries were delivered in trucks from farms that burn diesel in tractors and machines and factories that run on electricity and diesel powered trucks to bring materials and take product to market. I bet they all have hair curlers or hair straighteners, all have the latest iphone. How many get a lift to school in a car, or to netball or whatever sport they have after school? Nice thought to save the planet, but you can’t have all of the products, accessories, food and clothing then cry for the environment. When you have no manufactured possessions and use no fuel or electricity, then you can say you are doing your bit for the environment... until then,you are merely pretenders. Wait til you get into the big world before you start telling others what to do

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