PHARR, Texas – More than 300 students and teachers marched the streets to demand action against climate change. Students of all grade levels from PSJA ISD came out to make their voices heard. This student tells us why it’s important to take care of our planet.
Lisette Teran, student, “We throw stuff in the ground and our planet is disappearing little by little”
The walkout is part of an effort to bring awareness to sustainability and environmental issues. Students marched from their schools to Pharr City Hall to get the attention of the mayor. Buell Green’s Assistant Principal Carolina Castillo says it’s important for young generations to take part in this strike. “We want them to know that they have a voice and they have the power to change.”
The district is also incorporating many environmental programs to their schools. Buell High School built an outdoor classroom for their students. It’s equipped with solar panels and a hydroponic system that allows them to grow crops anytime of the year.
Claudia Gonzalez, Executive Officer of Elementary, “We’ve incorporated into our curriculum, into our district the 17 sustainability goals, something that comes from the United Nations. In helping being able to solve world problems.
This climate strike is happening all across the United States and these students are hoping to make a change. PSJA ISD was the only Valley district to participate.