BBA Students Participate in First Climate Strike Since 2019

On Friday, September 15th, Burr and Burton students, alongside students from other area schools, participated in a Climate Strike at the Factory Point Town Green in Manchester. 

The event was a student-led rally to draw attention to the effects of climate change and the possibilities of a renewable energy-based solution. BBA Environmental Club members Dahlia Cohn, Kallen Fenster, Lily Kajah, Anna Markcrow and Hudson Via all planned and participated in the event in collaboration with students from surrounding schools and Earth Matters Manchester.

In prepared remarks, BBA 9th grader Hudson Via highlighted agency as part of the solution: “There are solutions to the impending climate crisis, and there is a light at the end of the tunnel, but we have to walk there ourselves.”

Junior Dahlia Cohn struck a similar note in her speech: “For us in Vermont, to hope is a privilege . . . from here on out it is our decision if we continue to show up for the people, for the planet, and for all its diverse inhabitants.”

Inspired by the way changing weather patterns have impacted her passion of skiing, senior Lily Kajah points hopes to make positive changes: “I hope that after looking back at what happened last winter we can try and fix some things to attempt to make things better for the future.”