Maryland students will gather steps from the State House from noon to 2 p.m. on March 15 to hold a climate strike to demand legislative action to address the effects of climate change.
The youth-led rally aims to give high school students, many of whom can’t vote yet due to their age, a voice in supporting policies to limit the negative effects of a warming climate.
The students will gather at the Revenue and Treasury Courtyard at 80 Calvert Street in Annapolis for the rally. Around 1 p.m. they plan to march from the courtyard to the Annapolis City Dock. They’ll be supporting legislation in the Maryland General Assembly such as the Healthy Green Amendment, as well as bills that protect oysters in the Chesapeake and the state’s forests. More than 50 students as well as other environmental advocates are expected to attend the rally and march.