“Randolph had an impressive turnout of 250 or more folks at its Climate Change Strike gathering, Friday afternoon, held on a parking lot off Pleasant Street that had been cleared of vehicles for the event.

The 90-minute protest featured a series of speeches, songs, and readings, and concluded with the entire assembly taking a walk—with banners, chanting, and waving signs—around the block.

Randolph Union High School junior Aleigha Griggs said the event was planned by students in the “Inequality and the Environment” class at RUHS, in collaboration with a community group—Randolph Area Climate Emergency (RACE).

Getting to work on the climate issue this year, she said, had moved her outlook from one of being “devastated” to “feeling super motivated.””

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