Greta Thunberg, the teen climate change activist who has been making waves across the world by inspiring climate change protests, is now taking part in another Canadian strike in Edmonton on Friday, October 18. Greta Thunberg's Edmonton strike will take place on Friday as part of a global movement and rally for climate change that has seen countries around the world and cities across Canada taking to the streets to urge political leaders to effectively and immediately join hands to create more environmentally friendly legislature.
The Environmental advocacy group Climate Justice Edmonton announced on their Facebook page that Thunberg will join with hundreds of Edmonton's leading climate activists, youth and members of the community at the Alberta Legislature on Friday at noon.
The strike will be preceded by a march from Beaver Hills House Park at 11 a.m. on Friday.
The march is all set and geared up to call on all levels of the government to enforce a Canadian Green New Deal that would transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030.
Edmonton’s Mayor Iveson has already invited the teen climate change activist to visit city hall according to CTV Edmonton. That's even though the provincial government of Alberta said that they won’t make any active efforts to meet Thunberg.
When Greta first announced she would visit Alberta, it was met with mixed reactions on Twitter with some tweets saying that she wasn't welcome in the province.
Heading north again. Now follows a few days of well needed rest while enjoying the spectacular nature of Wyoming, I… https://t.co/o6VEJnYMRl— Greta Thunberg (@Greta Thunberg) 1570934984.0
Plus, according to CTV Edmonton, Alberta’s Environment Minister Jason Nixon has said that the Alberta government won't seek out a meeting with Thunberg but hopes that the teen activist takes the time to inform herself about Alberta’s oil and gas rules which are some of the greenest in the world.
Alberta’s NDP Opposition Leader Rachel Notley, on the other hand, has urged the government to meet with Thunberg in order to embrace climate change as a reality and to do something about it, according to CTV Edmonton.
Over 7,5 million people in over 180 countries joined the #climatestrike !We told world leaders to unite behind the… https://t.co/w0niuXfeqw— Greta Thunberg (@Greta Thunberg) 1570992039.0
Thunberg has become a celebrity because of her dedication to the environment. She addressed the UN General Assembly this year in a speech where she condemned world leaders for betraying young people. Recently, she was in Montreal during the climate strike. She has been outspoken about Canada's politics during her time in the country.