This kid is making posters. What are you doing to help the planet?

CBC Kids News • Published 2019-05-03 09:30

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Kids around the world are finding unique ways to save the planet.

Hundreds of kids are participating in a national climate strike in Canada today, called Fridays for Future.

Climate strikes have been happening around the world for several months, after Swedish youth activist Greta Thunberg started her strike in August 2018.

Amelia Farley

Amelia Farley, 10, was also inspired by Greta Thunberg.

Farley drew colourful posters encouraging people to use their cars less.

A girl concentrates on drawing a picture.

Amelia Farley draws colourful pictures to get people’s attention. (Haneen Al-Hassoun/CBC)

She understands that people still need their cars, but says they can find ways to reduce their use.

“One of the strategies I came up with is that basically you could drive most of the way and then park and walk the rest,” she said. “A lot of people don't do that.”

She put the posters up in her Ottawa neighbourhood.

Three happy kids stand beside a post with a hand-drawn picture pasted on it.

Amelia Farley and her brother, left as well as a friend put the posters up around their Ottawa neighbourhood. (Submitted by Beth Farley)

“I think posters made by kids and not typed up or anything will really catch our attention,” Farley said.

She said she is  concerned about how climate change is going to affect her generation.

“I am worried that no one will listen to all these things that people are saying, and it won't be reversed. Then the next few generations won't have a very nice life. It'll get hotter and hotter.”

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