Students march in Omaha for climate justice

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – Those who study climate change have noticed a disturbing pattern. On Saturday, a group in Omaha spent some time learning about it.

Minority communities are more likely to be affected by things like air pollution and rising sea levels.

The Students for Sustainability, a citywide group of students passionate about climate justice, gathered in Memorial Park to discuss this often overlooked side of climate justice.

“Black, indigenous, colored and low-income people are so often disproportionately affected by the effects of climate change,” said former Omaha mayoral candidate Jasmine Harris. “We really wanted to take some time to raise their voices and talk about why this is important to us.”

“Politics and advocacy must be a foundation for what we do if we are to make this change,” added Camille Beaulieu of Students for Sustainability.

About 40 people took part in the Saturday march and many others assisted the passing students in passing.

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