Global Climate Strike: How to get involved and demand climate action
The climate crisis is urgent. Our planet can’t wait. Neither should you.
On Friday September 20, 2019, millions of young people around the world will take to the streets for the Global Climate Strike and demand climate justice. And for this momentous Fridays For Future event, these youth activists are calling on millions more adults, businesses, and organizations to join their call for climate justice.
1% for the Planet will not close. Instead, our doors will remain wide open. And, in solidarity with these youth activists, we will continue to work toward our mission: to accelerate environmental giving and ensure a thriving future on our planet.
We are so inspired by the thousands of businesses, organizations and individuals that have joined the youth-led movement to demand climate action. We encourage you to join them, too.
Where to begin:
What is the Global Climate Strike?
Throughout 2019, youth climate activists around the world have demanded climate action by boycotting school on Fridays as a part of the campaign, Fridays For Future. Now, they are calling on everyone to join in their efforts. On September 20 and 27, millions of young people, adults, businesses and organizations will strike together for climate justice.
What is everyone striking for?
The U.S. Global Climate Strike demands include: A Green New Deal, Respect of Indigenous Land and Sovereignty, Environmental Justice, Protection and Restoration of Biodiversity and Implementation of Sustainable Agriculture. You can read the full list of demands here.
Why should you strike?
Our planet is hurtling toward an irreversible tipping point, and that’s putting it lightly. We need concrete, effective climate action now. Because, climate change effects every single person on earth, including you.
Who will be there?
Hopefully, everyone that can be. This is the largest mobilization for climate justice in history. There are climate strikes planned in over 150 countries, and at least one strike in every state of the U.S. So far, over 3,500 businesses and organizations have signed up to join the strikes, and new participants continue to join the cause daily. Notably, Patagonia, Ben & Jerry’s and Burton have pledged to shut down operations for the day. Everyday, more businesses and organizations are joining the strike. See the full list here.
What can you do?
Get involved, in anyway that you can. Whether you’re able to get out and strike or not, everyone has the ability to participate. We’ve outlined the many ways you can get involved and resources you can use below. What are you waiting for?
How to get involved:
It’s time to educate yourself about our climate crisis. Arm yourself with knowledge. Become a champion of climate justice. Why are students ditching school? What’s at stake? Who the heck is Greta Thunberg?
From September 20-27, millions of people around the world will join youth climate strikers in the fight for the planet and demand the end of the fossil fuel era. Sign-up at globalclimatestrike.net to add your voice to the call for climate justice.
There are over 3,500 strikes organized in over 150 countries, and at least one in all 50 states of the U.S. That means, there’s likely one in your neighborhood, too.
If you can’t find an event happening near you, start a climate strike of your own. Global Climate Strike provides you with all the tools you need to start a strike in your area—and chances are, there are a lot of people in your area ready to join you.
With Global Climate Strike’s Organizing Guides and Action Ideas, it’s easy to encourage your friends, community and workplace to join you. Additionally, let your followers know that you stand with the youth movement on social media with #climatestrike.
While we encourage everyone to participate, we understand that it may not be possible for everyone to join in a strike. Luckily, you can still stand with the climate strikers by joining in the Digital #ClimateStrike. You can download the assets below to let everyone know that you support the Global Climate Strike.
What’s the 1% for the Planet network doing?
As we mentioned, we aren’t shutting down business for the day—because as an environmental organization that works to combat climate change, that kind of defeats the point doesn’t it? However, there are so many incredible businesses and organizations in the 1% for the Planet network that have big plans for the Global Climate Strike. Click on our members below to see how they’re taking action: