Will you be at the Sept. 20 Global Climate Strike? | The Tylt
Will you be at the Sept. 20 Global Climate Strike?
Toddlers, teens and adults alike will gather on Friday, Sept. 20, to call for international environmental justice. According to Brightest:
On September 20, 2019, Fridays for Future, the Youth Climate Strike movements, and all of our international friends and allies call for a global general strike. Mark and add it to your calendar. Workers everywhere, please: we are asking you to join us and walk away from a system that is destroying our planet and will threaten the survival of millions of people, plants, and animals within the next 10, 20, 30 years.
Everyone is welcome at the Global Climate Strike. Every day counts when it comes to combating the current climate crisis, and whether it's a matter of missing school or work, you will be there.
No matter how much you care about fighting for the protection of the planet, not everyone is able to participate in civil disobedience. Even Thunberg herself acknowledges that for some, participating in the Sept. 20 strike is impossible.
Students everywhere are continuing to spearhead the demands for environmental justice. According to the Washington Post'sSarah Kaplan and Emily Guskin, one in seven teens in the U.S. have participated in a climate change school walk-out, and one in four have taken action with regard to the climate crisis (such as contacting a government official).
The Global Climate Strike is an opportunity for all generations to speak with one voice, creating the loudest call yet for action towards reversing the climate crisis.
For some, the Global Climate Strike is all they've been thinking about for months. But for many others, news of the strike has yet to reach them. Depending on the media coverage where you live, you may have no clue this movement is ongoing, meaning you'll likely still be in school on Sept. 20. One person asked on Twitter whether or not their followers had yet to hear about the Friday strike. As one person responded: