Students protest in favor of Warrant Article 21

Students gather in front of a sign reading “Gas is the Past,” outside of the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium. Members of Amnesty International and the Environmental Action Club assembled in order to advocate for Warrant Article 21 and greater community involvement in the movement against climate change.

A special town meeting session convened on Wednesday, Nov. 20 and passed Warrant Article 21, amid other propositions. This warrant article outlaws the usage of fossil fuel piping in future town construction projects, with the goal of reducing net overall carbon emissions to zero by the year 2050. Prior to the vote, high school students lined up along the hallway with posters and signs and encouraged Brookline community members to support the Warrant Article.

The Sagamore interviewed students about what climate change meant to them, as well as their motivations for striking.