On Friday September 20, at the request of the young people who’ve been staging powerful school strikes around the world, people everywhere will walk out of their workplaces to spend the day demanding emergency action to tackle the climate crisis. But it’s not just about one day. September 20 will be the beginning of a week of climate actions all over the world through to September 27 and beyond.
By itself, one climate strike won’t solve the crisis in a day. What it can do is demonstrate that people are no longer willing to continue with business as usual. Greta Thunberg’s lone protest caught the world’s attention last year, and has spread to millions of school children sounding the alarm. Now it’s our turn to stand with our children and show world leaders our people power. September 20 will kickstart a huge week of actions all over the world.