The 3rd GloBal climate strike is Sept 20-27!
HELP STOP "BUSINESS AS USUAL" DURING GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE WEEK SEPTEMBER 20-27!
- Activate your network—Ask organizations, clubs, unions, or faith groups you belong to plan and/or promote Global Climate Week events and start social media conversations to spread the word. A worldwide coalition is forming with hundreds of national and international organizations calling on their members to strike—including major labor unions like United Electrical with 35,000 members in the US.
- Invite your school or employer or to take a stand—Patagonia Corporate is leading the way allowing stores to close in solidarity with local climate actions. Schools for Climate Action offers many resources for engaging school communities. How might your school workplace show support for the youth-led Global Climate Week?
Visit globalclimatestrike.net and fridaysforfuture.org for additional ideas and resources.
How the Parkland students pulled off a massive national protest in only 5 weeks
How does the March 2018 March for Our Lives relate to today's Global Climate Strike Movement and what can we learn from this?
As long as the NRA, the Fossil Fuel Industry, and other powerful lobbying groups own our government our children’s futures will remain in jeopardy. The youth-led Global Climate Strike Movement was inspired by the March 2018 March for Our Lives to end gun violence. Four days after the school shooting in Parkland, FL, student survivors began channeling their fear and grief into the #NeverAgain movement and planning the March 24th March for Our Lives aimed at stricter background checks for gun buyers. The massive national protest they pulled off was made possible with a ton of support from influencers and partner organizations.
With your help, we can build March for Our Lives-level support to energize the Global Climate Strike Movement in our region! Together we can give students all across our region opportunities to speak on September 20th and grow a network to ensure each Global Climate Strike is bigger and more powerful than the last.
‘We need everyone’: Greta Thunberg calls on adults to join climate strikes
Four days before the UN’s Sept 23rd Climate Action Summit, the Sept 20th Global Climate Strike could be historic turning point in the climate emergency. “We’re asking adults to step up alongside us … today, so many of our parents are busy discussing whether our grades are good, or a new diet or the Game of Thrones finale – whilst the planet burns,” they write. “But to change everything, we need everyone. It is time for all of us to unleash mass resistance … if we [demand change] in numbers we have a chance.” READ MORE
PHOTO CREDITS: Johanna Miller/Register-Pajaronian, Jordy Hyman Santa Cruz Sentinel, and Amelia Olson, Point Lobos 2018, Save Our Shore