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Climate Activists Demonstrate At Bloomington City Council Meeting

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Many people in favor of multiplex housing who came to the meeting brought signs to hold while public comment was being made. (Zach Herndon, WFIU/WTIU News)

Climate activists came to listen and make public comment at Bloomington City Council’s Wednesday night session on the Unified Development Ordinance.

Many speakers were part of activist groups, Bloomington Housing4All and the Golden Bicycle Extinction Rebellion.

LISTEN: What's Next After September's Climate Strikes?

Dave Warren is an instructor at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs who attended the session. He is a member of Bloomington Housing4All.

He says multiplexes are a more environmentally sustainable way to add housing options in the city.

“If cities develop more compactly, those cities emit less carbon dioxide, or at least the people living closer in emit less carbon dioxide," he says.

READ MORE: Bloomington, IU Students Walk Out Of School As Part Of Climate Strike

The group’s activism is part of a week-long demonstration demanding that the city address climate change as a crisis.

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