Earthlife Namibia calls on schools to march on Fridays, to save planet

Earthlife Namibia, a Non-Government Organisation that Promotes the sustainable use of natural resources, is urging schools to turn Fridays into days of marching to save the planet by marching to Parliament and handover a petition to politicians.

A media statement issued on Tuesday by Earthlife Namibia chairperson BertchenKohrs said, the marching which was first done in Namibia on 15 March this year by schoolchildren in their towns, villages by carrying banners and singing slogans in front of parliament, is meant to force lawmakers to do something about climate change to save the planet.

Kohrs said school children from Namibia, instead of attending classes on Fridays, they will take to the streets to demonstrate to demand action to prevent further climate change.

Children of more than 30 countries worldwide began to protest outside their parliaments, on 15 March 2019, people in more than 110 countries from all continents including Namibia took to the streets, chanting up to here and no further. They demanded from their governments and international community not to sacrifice our future to short term interests, said Kohrs.

She said, effective climate protection is inevitable and will be expensive therefore each state must decide on how much of its gross national product can contribute and what it can do to protect the environment. Emissions have increased in many countries, industrial nations must be the trendsetters in climate protection.

The iron of climate change is that, its impacts affects mostly those who have contributed the least to global warming, the health safety and well-being of millions of people around the globe have already been harmed by climate change, noted Kohrs.

She added that the world can no longer afford more excuses to look other way if it wants to allow future generations a life worthwhile living.

Source: Namibia Press Agency