Bates College student Haley Crim talks with Ollie Penner while writing a letter to encourage U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, to act on climate change in Collins’ office in downtown Lewiston on Friday. Twenty-five Bates students marched from the Lewiston campus to the offices of Collins and U.S. Rep. Jared Golden, D-Lewiston, during a Global Climate Strike for Future event. College and high school students on every continent skipped classes to strike for climate justice. “Bates students care a lot about their education, so to skip classes was a tough decision,” said first-year Bates student Dianna Georges. Crim, president of the Environmental Coalition at Bates, said Collins’ staff would not clarify whether Collins believes in climate change, but Golden is on the record as being concerned about the lack of action on the issue. Sun Journal photo by Daryn Slover

Domi Frideger, an environmental studies major at Bates College in Lewiston, carries a flag of the Earth as students march from the college campus to the offices of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and U.S. Rep. Jared Golden, D-Lewiston,  during a Global Climate Strike for Future event Friday in Lewiston. Sun Journal photo by Daryn Slover

Students from Bates College in Lewiston enter the office of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, during a Global Climate Strike for Future event in downtown Lewiston on Friday to encourage Collins to act on climate change. Sun Journal photo by Daryn Slover


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