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January 29, 2020
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Lae Christian Academy Participates in 2019 Global Climate Strike

The secondary students of Lae Christian Academy participated in the September 2019 Global Climate Strike protest to raise concerns on climate change. The students were taught by a non-profit organisation, Pacific Pawa, on the basic of climate change, its effects and how to change to renewable energy. The event is part of the worldwide school strike for climate movement, inspired by a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg.

Some of the grade seven to twelve students of Lae Christian Academy took part in the Global Climate Strike event at their school. They were involved in some art programs on the basic of climate change and the effects and its solutions to minimise global warming. The program was facilitated by Deborah Alois, a climate change activist and a former student of the school.

The September 2019 climate strikes, are a series of international strikes and protests to demand action to be taken by authorities and responsible leaders to address climate change.

The students of Lae Christian Academy took time off their normal classes to participate in the Global Climate strike.

A grade eight student, Joan Mand, who also participated in the strike has called on the National Government, Morobe Provincial Government and the Lae City Authority to stop the coal-fired power project that will be built in Lae.

By Julie Badui Owa – EMTV News, Lae

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