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Graduates fight for flight bans

The climate movement is also under the Zurich young people, becoming a mass phenomenon. In January thousands took to the street and skipped school. On Monday yo

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Graduates fight for flight bans

The climate movement is also under the Zurich young people, becoming a mass phenomenon. In January thousands took to the street and skipped school. On Monday you will be standing in the Canton of councils on the way to the town hall, the hospital, and on Friday the next air strike.

With so many troubled young people have, especially the Rectors, and do the principals at the middle schools hands full. On Wednesday, they met again to discuss the tails for the air strike. Martin Zimmermann, President of the headmasters conference, informs, people have agreed that The missed hours are to compensate. "Who's skipping school, committing a breach of the rules, we must punish," says the new rector of the cantonal school Enge (KEN), Moritz Spillmann – until recently a member of the Parliament for the SP. For him, the compensation should be the measure, but relatively. Therefore, the climate-strikers at his school need to be in detention for the missed hours, the programme includes discussions on climate change. "We want the young people something to demand, you will find useful."

it sounds Rämibühl at the Realgymnasium (RG). There, the strike will be offered on Friday evenings to rework the missed material. Rector Ursula Alder will be present. Also, you speak of a pragmatic solution: "I have great sympathy for the climate movement." Who is playing hooky, however, this appointment will be punished in the RG Rämibühl with an absence. Alder anticipates that on Friday, around 100 of the 850 students on strike.

by train to Spain

is debated most intensively on the middle schools but the question of how the Gymis climate could be. The focus is on the fly. In the RG Rämibühl, moving young people have called for a ban on official school trips.

and lo And behold, your application has been approved in the teachers ' Convention. According to the rector Alder, the prohibition is absolute, even for future trips to Spain or Russia, which have in the RG Tradition. This must now be done with the train. Whether the ban is in the long term, prevail. "The decision is like in the heat of battle, and must prove its suitability for everyday use only," says Alder.

in the Canton school Close will be discussed on a General flight ban. At the request of the Climate change, KEN, the new group of climate activists, this has been decided, however, with a clause allowing for an annual exception. This year, a working week in Ireland takes place, to arrival by plane.

"Also if we use us for the climate , we should be allowed our lives to enjoy."Niklaus Sempach, high school graduate, and climate activist

Not from the prohibition on the exchange programme with San Francisco, which exists since more than 15 years is affected. This is fully guided. According to the rector Moritz Spillmann, the program is part of the city partnership between Zurich-San Francisco and can not be easily deleted. Each year, a class for three weeks to California, travels, lives there with families and visited the school. Conversely, a class comes down from San Francisco for the same program in Zurich. "This cultural exchange, we want to allow more," says Spillmann. A decision that is supported by the climate front, as Tim Aebersold, one of the activists, confirmed. However, you have wrested from the head of school, the promise to find a school in the South of England, if the partnership with San Francisco should be phased out.

No private waiver

in one of the largest Landgymis, in the Kantonsschule Zürcher Oberland (KZO), Wetzikon, is actively discussed on climate change, as rector Aleksandar Popov confirmed. Here is one of the greatest activists of the Canton school, the 17-year-old Jonas, a campus. Last week, he has granted to the SVP-councillor Heinrich Vettiger a cancellation, wanted to run with him to a public debate on climate change. Now, he is in many of the media and a sought after conversation partner.

In Wetzikon are travel by air is already restricted for some time. Are allowed annually for a maximum of two trips with the plane, which must be approved by the school management. The sustainability group at the school accepted this solution, but not satisfied: "Our school should put a sign on your fly", says Linus Hardegger, head of the group.

most will be flown to middle schools, however, to the private Maturreisen, over which the schools have no control. Nevertheless, the organizer is advised of the interior and the organizers in planning, more and more under pressure of the climate activists. So far, the pressure has little effect, as Linus Hardegger of the KZO. About half of that would fly on the Matura-travel. Hardegger don't want to give up, and in a class of its own, that the journey by train takes place: "This is extremely important to me." And if he can't prevail? "Then I'll find colleagues who travel with me by train."

destination in the Dilemma

Also in the class of Tim Aebersold at the cantonal school Enge, the Maturreise is planned: to go to Croatia or Spain by plane. Aebersold will work but for Liguria and the train. In the class of Niklaus Sempach, one of the most Active from the RG Rämibühl, it is planned a final trip to Malta. Sempach has tried in vain, his comrades to a different Destination to change his mind. Now he knows how he should behave. But he also says: "exceptions should be possible. Even if we are fighting for the climate, we should be allowed our lives to enjoy."

in addition to flight, the activists have proposed prohibited other climate protection measures or. In all of the three above-mentioned schools, the number of young people working actively for the climate, has dramatically increased. In Wetzikon, the number of members has doubled in the sustainability group of over 40 people.

Video: youth in the climate-strike Several Thousand students are in Zurich, Lausanne, Bern, Luzern, Biel / Bienne and other cities on the road. Video: SDA

Also rector Popov notes a change in thinking at his school: "Today, it is almost a matter of course, that you travel by train in the week of the Study to Andalusia." In Wetzikon, you have set a new recycling of crockery in the canteen. This is a discussion on the reduction of paper and water consumption, and, of course, about the replacement of the oil heating.

This is also one of the main the climate front, KEN's concerns. And on the RG, the activists want to let the climate state of emergency to declare. On Friday will be submitted to the Executive Board a Petition. High school graduate Andri Gigerl, the organizer of the action, estimated to be around 300 to 400 signatures, but hopes for more: "It would be a strong sign, if it were 1000 or even more."


Created: 08.03.2019, 22:58 PM

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