While I was at the climate action demonstrations on Friday, someone told me that it was “nice” of MauiTime to have published a story about three local eighth-grade climate activists who walked out of school to demonstrate for climate action (“We Can Make a Difference,” Sep. 19). It felt like a compliment, but the framing of my story as a favor to the three teenagers made me … [Read more...] about We Didn’t Publish a Story About Youth Climate Activists to Be ‘Nice.’ We Did It Because It’s Necessary.
On Friday May 3, a small group of 7th graders participated in a strike for the climate at the Kalana O Maui (County) Building. I asked them why they're doing this. "It's our future here on this Earth," Georgia replied. Siena added, "Why go to school if we don't have a future at all?" Their passion, tenacity, and knowledge when it comes to this issue is truly inspiring. … [Read more...] about Maui Youth Strike for Climate Action at the Kalana O Maui (County) Building on May 3, 2019