Windhoek schools demonstrate against climate change

Several schools in Windhoek marched on Friday from the Ministry of environment and Tourism to Parliament garden, to hand over a petition calling on law makers to implement national policy that can save the planet.

The demonstration that is organized by several civil societies including Earthlife Namibia, a non-governmental organisation that promotes the sustainable use of natural resources.

Earth life Namibia Chairperson Bertchen Kohrs was quoted in the media in August, saying that she wants every school in the country to turn Fridays into marching against climate change and it will go on until law makers do something about it.

Temwani Brunns, a grade ten pupil from Deutsche HAlhere Privatschule Windhoek who read the petition on behalf of the group said, she hopes for every house in the country to be fitted with photovoltaic solar panels that are environmental friendly, which will change the burning of fossils which is damaging the environment.

This would result in everybody making money from energy generation and most certainly an immediate departure from the burning of fossils, but no we want to protect the monoplised energy generation of NamPower-powering the nation rather than empowering the nation, said Brunns.

Another pupil that participated in the march is Magreth Nuru-Kham from Waldorf School said, it will not be fair for the next generation to inherited a damaged environment, as the current leaders are just watching idle without acting thus they want them to act now or the the world would perish.

Secretary to Cabinet Lydia Kandetu received the petition on behalf of Cabinet speaker Peter Katjavivi and promised to to deliver it to him for parliament for discussion.

Source: Namibia Press Agency