Donegal County Council has been urged to help end the ‘biggest crisis in a generation’ by tackling climate change across the county.
The call comes as hundreds of schoolchildren and students from across Donegal stage a climate strike as part of a global day of climate action today (Fri).
The rally, which started at 10am and will conclude at 1pm, is taking place in Market Square, Letterkenny.
Inishowen Councillor, Jack Murray said more can be done by Donegal County Council to implement new ideas surrounding the reduction of the carbon footprint for generations to come.
He told Donegal Daily: “It is inspiring to see young people coming together in what is the biggest crisis in a generation.
“At the end of the day, we only have one planet and all the science shows climate change is accelerating and we have seen the effects of that accelerations globally, nationally and even locally.
“In Inishowen, we have seen more flooding in recent years than ever before, especially the devastating flooding of 2017.
“If the environment continues to deteriorate then these occurrences are going to become more frequent and more severe.
“And at a local level, there is much that we can do,” he added. “We should be encouraging people to use public transport and we as a council should be investing in greenways.
“The list goes on,” he said.
“Implementing carbon taxes is all well and good but it is hitting people in the pocket without any positive effects.
“We need more positives measures put in place.”