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Bancroft Residents Joining Global Climate Change Strike

Around the world, people are striking as a way to bring attention to climate change and Bancroft is once again a part of those protests.

Brynn Kilpatrick started the local protest earlier this year after bring inspired by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg who started the movement in her home country of Sweden.

Now that school is back in session, Thunberg, Kilpatrick and others around the world are back on the streets to continue the protests. “I’m just so happy that people are listening in Bancroft,” Kilpatrick says. She pointed out how the crowd that joined her at Bancroft’s municipal office is the most she’s seen since the protest started locally. “The conservation has changed,” she says. “So many people want to fight.”

Dianne Eastman is participating in the protests because it’s important to make sure there is a future for kids like Kilpatrick and others. Jake Pattinson was also a part of the crowd Friday and agrees with Eastman saying that we need to bring awareness to this issue because young people are our future and they need to be protected.

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Kilpatrick says her focus is on getting single-use plastics banned. She says she would like to start a letter-writing campaign to the Town or speak to council about the issue. Bancroft council did do a survey on single-use plastics in May.

Kilpatrick says organizing protests like this are important because it’s about the future of our planet.

The protests will be every Friday at 11:30 AM in front of Bancroft’s municipal office.

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