On August 20, 2018 a fourteen-year-old schoolgirl sat down alone in front of the Swedish Parliament with a sign saying “Student Strike for Climate.” Soon thousands of students around the world began joining her weekly actions. By March 15, 2019 one-and-a-half million students from 2,233 cities and towns in 128 countries on all seven continents joined the strike. Now Greta Thunberg and her fellow student strikers around the world are asking grownups to join the strikes―starting on September 20. This Climate Strike Toolkit for Workers tells how―and why―people can organize in their own workplaces to do so.
Earlier this year, Greta Thunberg and 46 other youth activists issued a call to everyone around the globe to join them in a massive climate strike on September 20th. The Climate Walkout will kick-off a week of mass, escalated actions between Sept 20-27. In most countries, the youth strikers have chosen Sept. 20th as their day of mobilization while in other countries they have chosen Sept 27th. In the US, the Youth ClimateStrike Coalition has chosen the 20th and movement organizations in the US are following their lead. With school strikers calling on everyone― young people, parents, workers, and all concerned people― to join a massive climate strike on September 20th, workers in the US are well-positioned to help make this day as powerful as possible. Together, we will join young people in the streets to demand transformational action to avoid climate breakdown.
Why should you join the climate strike?
School strikers are calling on everyone―young people, parents, workers, and all concerned citizens― to join massive climate strikes September 20 and a week of actions throughout the following week.
Please click HERE to read the Mission Statement of the Youth Climate Strike USA:
Please go here to read the Workers Strike for Climate, supporting the youth strike:
For the Youth Movement USA see:
Stay tuned for possible Beacon plans to travel to NYC during the strike!