Carleton students joined members from the Northfield community, as well as students from St. Olaf and Northfield Public Schools, in the Northfield Climate Strike at Bridge Square.
Hundreds of students and activists gathered to listen to speakers from St. Olaf, Northfield High School, and representatives from local activist groups.
The Climate Strike was one of thousands taking place around the world, as people walked out of work and school in protest of unhinged fossil fuel use, environmental degradation, environmental injustice, and the lack of action by global leaders.
As many as four million people participated in the strike worldwide, per estimates. The strike also comes as Northfield prepares its updated climate action plan in 2020.