Hundreds of people gathered Sept. 20 for the Nebraska Climate Strike as they march toward the Nebraska State Capitol. The event, organized by Sustain UNL, a student organization at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was part of the worldwide Climate Strike movement.
Photo by Taryn Sehnert/UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications: Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Lincoln, Neb. After a mile walk in 90 degree heat, the protesters finally make it to the Capitol Building. After crossing the street and climbing the steps, they gathered and shared testimonies and stories about why they marched and why action on climate change is important to them. The Climate March started at 2:30 p.m. where over one hundred community members and UNL students met at the City Campus Union with handmade signs and a passion for ending climate change. After a sizable group was gathered, the march made its way to the Capitol Building where they would strike on the steps sharing testimonies and making a statement to end climate change.