At the end of July, dozens of new resources were released on globalclimatestrike.net. The website is now available in 6 languages (and counting!). Everything you need is there: the latest news, guides to plan events, a place to register your strike and more.
The Mayor’s on board
The French climate strikes organising effort got an endorsement from Paris’ mayor, Anne Hidalgo, shortly after Greta Thunberg addressed France’s national assembly:
GRÈVES MONDIALES POUR LE CLIMAT → 20 – 27 SEPTEMBRE https://t.co/goLXBPXaqG
— Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo) July 22, 2019
Growing school strikes
School strikers in well over 100 countries continue to take action every Friday, despite many being on summer holidays, as part of the #FridaysforFuture movement.
In some places, such as Russia and Uganda, where a few brave individuals took the lonely first steps to launch their climate strike, it appears the number of supporters is growing week on week.
Kids have started gathering for the #SchoolStrike4Climate in Kampala. They are unanimously saying they need #ClimateActionNow. #ClimateStrike #FridaysForFuture @GretaThunberg @Greenpeace @350 @UNYouthEnvoy pic.twitter.com/58tJhc77Qg
— Nakabuye Hilda F. (@NakabuyeHildaF) July 26, 2019
And check out this HUGE line of youth strikes surrounding a whole block last Friday:
We are climate and environmental activists who demand real action and who demand it now! We will keep rising until governments will act.pic.twitter.com/h9AdZZ0AvR#Tiredearth #FridaysForFuture @Fridays4future @MakichyanA #ExtinctionRebellion #ClimateStrike @AlexandriaV2005
— Rebecca Herbert (@Environment2022) August 5, 2019
Why are we striking?
Thousands of strikers in cities and towns across the world voiced their support for September 20 and 27 strikes. Their reasons for striking were captured in this video:
Already, right now, people in 150 countries are preparing for the biggest climate mobilization the world has ever seen.
— 350 dot org (@350) July 29, 2019
And Kumi Naidoo the secretary general of Amnesty International and former head of Greenpeace, shared why he’s supporting the strike, and asked us all to get involved.
Great to see @Amnesty's @kuminaidoo strong support for #ClimateStrike on 20-27 September. "#FridaysforFuture mobilisations have been inspirational, creative and powerful. Now we must rise to their challenge" >>> PLEDGE TODAY: https://t.co/MTIAHxZ9sN pic.twitter.com/vkkwWGrwuh
— 350 dot org (@350) August 2, 2019
But remember – anyone can share their reasons for striking on social media. It’s a powerful means to reach those you know and love and get them involved. Here’s how to do it.
You can stay tuned on globalclimatestrike.net for the latest updates and by following #climatestrike on social media. The momentum is really starting to build!
And in case you haven’t yet, take one minute to pledge your support for the global climate strike below: