A few months ago, I had the insane privilege of attending and photographing the happenings at the Global Climate Strike in New York City. This inspiring initiative was lead by the young Swedish activist, Greta Thunberg.
I feel like climate change is one of those topics that I am insanely passionate about. Naturally, we cannot deny that there is something wrong with the planet that we are living in. Honestly, we cannot just sit around and wait for the big guys to do something about it. You want to know why? Because climate change affects all of us–no exceptions. We can, most definitely, feel the effects of it. So we have to do something about it, even in our own little ways. Everything helps, and our actions matter.
For this blog post, I will be showing a bunch of photographs that I have taken during the Global Climate Strike in New York City last September.
If there was one thing I noticed during this climate strike, it was the fact that parents were so supportive of their young children. A large number of students were present during this event, and a bunch of parents also participated. When I become a parent, I aspire to be one of these parents who are not afraid to teach their children the beauty of supporting our planet’s needs. These parents speak truth, and these children are going to be so mindful of the planet that they will be inheriting in the future. What else could we ask for?
There were performances by a bunch of artists and activists but I only had the time to snap photographs of the performances by Jaden and Willow Smith. They were spectacular, and was followed by a speech by no other than, Greta Thunberg.
It was such a remarkable day in New York City, and I am so glad that I had been a part of such a monumental event. This is, by far, one of the best assignments that I have been on. I hope that you all enjoy looking at the photographs, as I have enjoyed taking them.
Have a great weekend, wherever you may be.
“For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say ‘no’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.”
Titus 2:11-12 NIV