#ClimateStrike comes to Naracoorte

The nation-wide School Strike 4 Climate initiative came to Naracoorte on Friday.

Naracoorte High School student Joel Oliver organised a rally in the town squares to bring more attention to the climate challenges facing Australia.

The rally drew a small but enthusiastic crowd who were pleased to be part of what national organisers promoted as a "day of high-impact global action"

Joel explained his reasoning for organising the rally: "I want earth to be our home...we're not doing a very good job of taking care of our home."

Joel said while it was a large and complex issue, helping the earth could be addressed by tackling one issue at a time.

Focussing on green energy instead of using non-renewable energy was one example.

Joel first became aware of the strong global feeling about climate change when he went on a recent Rotary student exchange to Germany.

There, students have been striking from school every Friday for "Fridays for Future" rallies, led by 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.