GENESEO — SUNY Geneseo students organize climate march encouraging people to lead sustainable lives
On Nov. 17, about 35 student and faculty members from the State University of New York at Geneseo participated in a climate march, spreading awareness about environmental issues.
“I have recently become really passionate about sustainability and was excited to have the opportunity to work with classmates on organizing the climate march,” one of the student organizers, Jillian Todd stated. “It’s refreshing and hopeful to learn that other people really care about environmental issues, which is what we saw with the march. One of the main messages my group had hoped to deliver was simply that environmental issues are everyone’s problem, regardless of race, class, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity.”
The group marched from campus to Main Street before looping back to the College Green, spreading their message along the way.
The climate march was part of a public engagement project for a Women’s & Gender Studies class. It was organized by Jillian Todd, Keyanna Brown, Sara Harris, and Rosa Mesbahi.