Global Climate Strike in Sonoma on Sept. 20

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Sonoma Valley participated in the Global Climate Strike with an event on Friday, Sept. 20, starting at 11 a.m. on the Sonoma Plaza. Similar demonstrations to raise awareness about climate change were held in Santa Rosa and around the county and the globe.

Sonoma Valley Climate Coalition (SVCC) participated in the Santa Rosa event as well as Kenwood Elementary School teacher Sheila Morrissey, who was involved in planning the Climate Strike. Morrisey’s class is focusing on environmental justice as its the theme this year. She’s spending time in class on carbon cycling and climate change, including some climate action and sustainability initiatives at the school such as ramping up composting and waste diversion. She’s also introduced students to the climate strike and Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teen who started the movement. This inspired a group of her students to miss school and attend the march in Santa Rosa on Friday.

At Sonoma Valley High School, some students participated in a Climate Crisis Forum in the Little Theater. According to science teacher Kelly O’Leary, students discussed the climate crisis in solidarity with the second annual School Strike for the Climate. To learn more, email

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