Oct. 17-19: State House Encampment

Updated: Oct 15, 2019


Our young people and their allies turned out in force for the September climate strike. This month, join Extinction Rebellion Vermont and many other youth groups, businesses, community organizations and others to camp out on the Vermont State House lawn for a peaceful protest they're calling "Climate Encampment: Youth, Migration, and Agriculture."


The event starts Oct. 17 at 4pm and ends Oct. 19 at 4pm. It will be full of activities such as workshops, art builds, dance parties, and more. Keep an eye on their website for updates.


Want to spread the word? Here's their downloadable poster to print and distribute.


In their words:

WHY WE’RE DOING IT
(by CS, a high school sophomore)
The climate crisis is bringing extreme weather events that impact economic and food systems in the global south. This has already resulted in migration that is becoming a humanitarian crisis. We know that food and economic systems in the global north will also be affected by extreme weather. Farming in the US has already been impacted by weather this year.
Young people in Vermont understand that our futures are at stake, and are working toward a just transition away from fossil fuels that includes a focus on front line communities including immigrants. We need to create local food systems to address food and economic security for those who live here and for those who are seeking refuge.