On Saturday, August 25, a dozens of Metro Vancouver students and supporters will hit the road for a 70 km bike ride to carry a petition to Victoria calling for BC to commit to a sustainable future.
The ride is being co-organized by Kids for Climate Action, Youth for Climate Justice Now and Get it Done.
"Our petition calls on the provincial government to say no to dirty oil pipelines and to supertankers on our coast, and yes to a safe sustainable future," says Sam Harrison, a Grade 11 Prince of Wales Secondary student and ride organizer.
The student-organized event will begin at the Scott Road Skytrain station at 7:30 AM. Organizers are expecting a turnout of 30-50 people for the ride.
Harrison says he first got interested in the issues of climate change during dinner time discussions with his two political scientist parents. He says it is incumbent on young people to stand up for what they believe in.
"I think we must fulfill our moral obligation to future generation to tell our government that we need action on this issue-now," he says. "It's been estimated we have about five years to act; I don't think we can put it off any longer."
The Ride for Our Future will holding an info session and training ride on August 19.Those interested in getting involved are encouraged to follow the Ride4Future twitter account or check out their website.