Young people have woken up much of the world with their powerful Fridays for Future school strikes for the climate. As we deal with devastating climate breakdown and hurtle towards dangerous tipping points, young people are calling on millions of us across the planet to disrupt business as usual by joining the global climate strikes on September 20, just ahead of a UN emergency climate summit, and again on September 27.
Together, we will sound the alarm and show our politicians that business as usual is no longer an option. The climate crisis won’t wait, so neither will we.
Everyone is needed to disrupt business as usual: from sports stars, actors and teachers to food industry workers, psychologists, delivery drivers and everything in between. We can all take part, whatever our circumstances, by refusing to accept the status quo.
Already people in 150 countries are organising for the global climate strikes this September. Some will spend the day in protest against new pipelines and mines, or the banks that fund them; some will highlight the oil companies fuelling this crisis and the politicians that enable them. Others will spend the day in action raising awareness in their communities and pushing for solutions to the climate crisis that have justice and equity at their heart.
Community Energy Wales and some of their members including DEG have decided to support the Global Climate strike for climate and the youth strikes by giving their staff a day off on the 20th of September. In return their staff will be actively supporting their local school strike movement and showing solidarity with them.
Quote Business Development Manager Robert Proctor
‘I was going to take the day off unpaid to support our local school strike in Abergavenny where my children will also be taking part. I am really grateful to the board of CEW for recognising that we all ultimately have the same goals and by supporting the global strike we are also actively supporting our own ambitions for a sustainable future for all our communities. This is a great example of how we can support these vital movements and we hope that many other business’ and organisations take similar steps to enable their staff to get involved.’
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