Brief: Climate strike at Revelstoke City Hall

Climate strike demonstrators gathered on the front steps of Revelstoke City Hall on Sept. 27, part of international climate strike protests.

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Residents rally in front of Revelstoke City Hall on Sept. 27, part of international climate strikes across the globe. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine

Residents were back protesting on the steps of Revelstoke City Hall on September 27, part of international climate strikes that capped off a week of climate protests.

Residents rally in front of Revelstoke City Hall on Sept. 27, part of international climate strikes across the globe. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine

The event was hosted by a number of organizations, including Fridays for Future Canada, the NCES Sustainable Living Committee and Protect Our Winters Canada.

Fridays for Future Canada is the national chapter for an international organization that helped coordinate international climate strike events. The Canadian chapter also has local organizers involved in coordinating the protests, and they are planning another for Oct. 4.

Protect our Winters Canada is a ski industry-focused group raising awareness about the impact that climate change will have on the snow-dependent industry. For more, see our feature on local Protect Our Winters member Greg Hill from the January 2019 issue of Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine.

The Sept. 27 event was smaller than the Sept. 20 rally at city hall, when students from all local elementary schools and Revelstoke Secondary joined in the protests.