The Oregon youth Climate Strike will meet at 4PM at the corner of Newport Avenue and Wall Street. The groups which includes Bend and Redmond area schools and businesses are demanding the federal government stop fossil-fuel infrastructure projects and pass a Green New Deal to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2050.
Several speakers, including youth activists, will speak at the event and give the public a petition to sign.
Freddy Finney-Jourdet, a 17-year-old senior student from Redmond who is one of the organizers, says he expects between 100-200 students to attend and many more non-students.
The event will coincide with youth-led climate strikes around the world Friday, led by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. Students from around the state are expected to also walk out as a sign of solidarity.