The crowd swelled out from the steps of the Manitoba Legislature - out into the lawn at the front, out to both sides. It was impressive. Students on strike from their classroom had come to participate and to learn from the speakers and to show their concern that urgent action is needed to address climate change and to save our planet. I was proud to have two grand children who had come. One had walked with friends for one hour - a zero-carbon walk in order to get there from their school in St Boniface. She and her friends want a future for themselves and for all who live on our planet.