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Leandra Mira (left) and Sarah Hart protest for action against climate change at the Pittsburgh City-County Building every Friday.

Pittsburgh climate change activists plan for the future

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer January 15, 2020
Leandra Mira organized the local branch of September's Global Climate Strike, which an estimated 1,000 people attended, making it the largest climate rally ever held in Pittsburgh. Now, another large-scale protest is being planned for Earth Day.
Students hold handmade signs in Downtown Pittsburgh at Friday's Youth Climate Strike.

Hundreds of Pittsburghers join massive global climate strike

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Staff Writer September 20, 2019
No one knows exactly how many people participated in Friday’s worldwide climate strike, but it’s clear the number is in the millions. In Pittsburgh, the youth-led protest brought hundreds Downtown.
Leandra Mira (left) and Sarah Hart (right) of the Pittsburgh Youth Climate Strike.

Meet the teen activists leading Pittsburgh’s Youth Climate Strike

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Staff Writer September 16, 2019
Leandra Mira has been leading Fridays for Future in Pittsburgh since June. Now, she and her fellow organizers are getting ready for this Friday's national youth climate strike.
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