Two local teens are organizing a “March for Climate Action” at the Kansas Statehouse Friday.
Tristan McCulloch and Katelin Storrer are both Topeka High students. They organized the march with the help of the group Earth Strike.
Although the events comes just days after Earth Day, the teens say this isn’t your typical Earth Day event. Storrer says they are focusing more on group organizing, then individual change.
“It’s good to do things like recycle and buy used clothing but that’s really not going to make the biggest difference so you really need to do things like write to your legislators and stuff because that’s where the action comes from,” said Storrer.
The event will start with a “environmental education session” inside the Kansas State Capitol Visitors Center Classroom. Speakers will include the Climate + Energy Project and the Kansas Farmers’ Union, as well as McCulloch and Storrer.
Then the teens will lead a march east on 8th Street to Quincy, then south to 10th Street and back to the Capitol.
The event will run from 11 AM to 1 PM. For more information on the Earth Strike organization, click here.