Local climate change supporters call for a new green deal

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- The Rockford Coalition for a Sustainable Future has initiated a call to action concerning climate change.

The group has joined other organizations across the country collecting petitions asking lawmakers to endorse a new green deal.

Supporters say this new deal is in line with what science demands and comes on the wake of a recent intergovernmental panel on climate change report that said we have fewer than 12 years to address global climate change to avoid catastrophic consequences.

The local group dropped off petitions at the Rockford office for Representative Cheri Bustos on Tuesday afternoon, saying they want leadership to do their part.