Updated: Jan 27
On Friday the 15th of March 2019 1.6 million people took part in a global climate strike in more than 125 countries in more than 2,000 locations. In Ireland more than 15,000 students took part in protests for urgent climate action. This Friday 20th September we have a chance to make a difference, to show the government that we mean business and we want change. With the new ban on SUP's (Single Use Plastics), things are moving in the right direction but we need to make sure that our voice is heard. So Earthology will join thousands of school children to protest against the lack of change.
There are more than 60 different protests happening all over Ireland and there should be one near you. Check this link to see: https://lnkd.in/gKaJYYn Most of them are happening at lunch time so no time off is required! If you want to find out more visit www.stopclimatechaos.ie or www.foe.ie for more information. No previous experience necessary! If you can't to a strike, show your support from your home or office with the hastag #climatestrike
If not, join Friends of the Earth for a sunrise swim at locations around on the country on Saturday 21st September. https://www.foe.ie/getinvolved/sunrise-for-climate.html
As Greta Thunberg says:
"I’ve learned you are never too small to make a difference. And if a few children can get headlines all over the world just by not going to school, then imagine what we could all do together if we really wanted to...We can’t solve a crisis without treating it as a crisis. We need to keep the fossil fuels in the ground, and we need to focus on equity. And if solutions within the system are so impossible to find, maybe we should change the system itself."
- Greta Thunberg, 16 year old Swedish climate activist, speaking at the UN Climate Conference in Poland last December (COP24 in UN lingo).