LIVINGSTON, NJ — With the district’s support and approval, Livingston High School students and staff members skipped their lunch period on Friday to join an international movement by hosting their own climate strike on the turf.

Seen in the video below, participants played music and held signs related to climate change to express their concerns about the future of the planet.

In the video, one student notes that climate change is a “big issue” that is “going to affect our lives forever.”

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“It has to start somewhere; and if it’s a small crowd, then that’s fine,” the student says. “It’s still people; it still counts.”

According to the Global Climate Strike website, Sept. 20 to Sept. 27, 2019 has been declared “Global Week for Future,” during which a series of strikes and protests are being held across the world to demand action be taken to address climate change.

Over the weekend, USA Today reported that millions of people from more than 150 countries participated in Friday’s Global Climate Strike, making it the largest climate rally in history.

Districts across the United States also joined Livingston Public Schools in excusing students from class to participate. Click HERE to read more about the movement, which demands “an end to the age of fossil fuels.”