15 Mar 2019

Student climate change protest

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:20 pm on 15 March 2019

Students across the country are taking to the streets today as a part of a worldwide protest against climate change.

They're missing school to urge the Government to do more, but there's been a lot of negative reaction to the move. Many say it's a waste of class time, National MP Judith Collins said it's "not going to help the world one bit".

But some support the march. Elspeth Tilley is an Associate Professor in Expressive Arts at Massey University. She teaches creative activism and believes we should encourage young people to challenge norms and ask questions. She joins us to explain why it's important. 

Students in Wellington marched to Parliament to protest against climate change.

Students in Wellington marched to Parliament to protest against climate change. Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

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