SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Last Friday Syracuse University students took part in the Global Climate Strike by protesting on campus.
The strike was the biggest one-day climate change event in history, but SU’s numbers weren’t overwhelming.
Syracuse sophomore and political science major Tess Queen attended Friday’s Global Climate strike but is unsure why more of her classmates didn’t join her.
“I don’t know if it’s because the people of Syracuse are just uneducated about this topic, or they just simply don’t care or want to take a stand on this,” Queen said.
The low turnout for Syracuse’s protest could be pointing towards increasing political hesitation among college-age students.
According to Queen, it’s vital for the future of our planet that college students take a stand.
“I would really urge Syracuse University students and all of their faculty members to become more educated if they are uneducated and really take a stand on this very important matter because it’s going to impact our world,” she said.
The strike took place before this week’s United Nations Climate Summit, where the protests are expected to resonate.