Greta Thunberg in Denver for rally at Civic Center Park with climate change activists Friday

Thunberg inspired the recent climate strikes across the globe and now she’ll partner with a local teen to bring the message to Colorado personally.

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, center, takes part during the Climate Strike, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 in New York.  Rallies calling for action on climate change are happening in cities around the world Friday ahead of a summit on the issue.  (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, center, takes part during the Climate Strike, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 in New York.  Rallies calling for action on climate change are happening in cities around the world Friday ahead of a summit on the issue.  (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

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Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg will lobby for local, national and international policies that reflect the urgent nature of climate change at Denver’s Civic Center Park on Friday with Denver teen activist Haven Coleman (and presumably many other people).

Thunberg, 16, has galvanized activists fighting for action on global climate change with critiques of governments around the globe — you know, adults — who she says are not acting fast enough or boldly enough to curb the effects of pollution on Earth. Thunberg has gone from skipping school in 2018 to protest outside of Sweden’s parliament to speaking at the United Nations and scolding leaders with political power to do more.

She and Coleman won’t be in school Friday, either. They’ll strike at the park instead.

The event is part of The Action Network’s “Fridays for Future” series. Organizers have reserved the park from noon to 2 p.m. for the rally. It’s at the Greek Amphitheater, 150 W. 14th Ave.

No roads will be closed as a result of the event, Denver Public Works and the Denver Police Department said.

Denverite will be out at Civic Center talking to people. If you plan on going, hit us up at tips@denverite.com or tag me on Twitter at @DavidASachs.

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