“We will never stop fighting for this planet, for our futures, and for the futures of our children and grandchildren.” –Greta Thunberg
Climate change is the issue of our time. And people all over the world, including in Sonoma Valley, will get another chance to make their voices heard at the Global Climate Strike event this Friday, Sept. 20, starting (for locals) at 11 a.m. in Sonoma Plaza. Similar events will be held in Santa Rosa and around the county and the globe.
Sonoma Ecology Center is among many local organizations enthusiastically supporting Climate Strike both locally and globally, and hope you will be able to show your support in whatever way you can. If not you, then who? If not now, then when?
Kate’s Voice Is Powerful
Meet Kate Roney, a 17-year-old senior at Sonoma Academy. Her dad is John Roney, manager of Sugarloaf Ridge State Park and a Sonoma Ecology Center employee. Kate became an energetic climate activist last year when she co-founded Student Sustainability Leaders at her school. She’s now active with Schools for Climate Action as well.
Kate says she was inspired to work in climate advocacy by the work of Sonoma Ecology Center.
As the world heats up, alert and aware kids everywhere have an obvious motive for wanting to stop climate change. “It’s a generational justice issue,” notes Kate, and she adds: “We have to turn to the hopeful side of things.”