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Climate Strike: Bay Area Activists Join Global Effort to Combat Climate Change

Joining forces with people across the world, thousands of Bay Area students and others took to the streets Friday for a global climate strike aimed at raising awareness about climate change and to put pressure on leaders ahead of next week's U.N. Climate Action Summit.

The inspiration behind Friday's strike comes from Swedish 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, who single-handedly protested outside of parliament, demanding that lawmakers in her country treat climate change as a top priority.

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Students across the Bay Area participated in walkouts and protests, both on and off campus, to bring attention to the challenges the planet faces and to call on lawmakers to take action.

"[Climate change is] going to have a serious impact on the earth, and we're going to have to live on the earth in the future," Vigha Yarlagadda, a student at Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon, said. "It's going to impact us more than it will the older generations."


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To see where climate change demonstrations are happening in the Bay Area, check out the list below:

• Marin County Student Climate Strike

9 a.m.

San Rafael City Center Plaza, 1002 Fourth St., San Rafael

• Los Altos High School Student Walkout

Meeting at 10 a.m., marching out at 10:15 a.m.

Los Altos High School, 201 Almond Ave., Los Altos

• Bay Area Youth Climate Strike

10 a.m.

San Francisco Federal Building, 90 Seventh St., San Francisco

• Oakland-Laney Climate Strike Rally/Merging With Youth-Led March in San Francisco

10 a.m.

Main Quad, Campus Center, 900 Fallon St., Oakland

• Richmond California Climate Strike

11 a.m.

Richmond Civic Center Plaza, 450 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond

• Mill Valley Climate Strike

11 a.m.

Depot Plaza in Downtown, 87 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley

• Petaluma Strike

11 a.m.

Meet at Petaluma City Library, March to Walnut Park Gazebo, 100 Fairgrounds Dr., Petaluma

• Students for Climate Action

9 a.m.

UC Berkeley, Sproul Plaza, Berkeley

• Mountain View Climate Strike

11:30 a.m.

Mountain View Caltrain Station, 600 West Evelyn Ave., Mountain View

• Sebastopol Youth Strike

12 p.m.

Sebastopol Plaza, Weeks Way, Sebastopol

• Sonoma County Strike

12 p.m.

Courthouse Square, 70 Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa

• #YouthClimateStrike at DVHS

12:20 p.m.

Dougherty Valley High School Quad, 10550 Albion Rd., San Ramon

• Los Gatos Climate Strike Event

2 p.m.

Summit House on Highway 17, 23123 Santa Cruz Hwy., Los Gatos

• Napa Youth Climate Strike

2 p.m.

Veterans Park, 800 Main St., Napa

• Silicon Valley Youth Climate Strike

2:45 p.m.

Diridon Station, 65 Cahill St., San Jose

• Mill Valley Seniors for Peace Climate Strike

3 p.m.

40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley

• Berkeley Climate Action Coalition/Ecology Center Strike

3 p.m.

Ecology Center Store, 2530 San Pablo Ave., Suite H, Berkeley

• Morgan Hill Students Rally for Action on Climate Change

4 p.m.

Morgan Hill City Hall, 1757 Peak Ave., Morgan Hill

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