September 20th Youth Climate Strike
You’ve likely seen young people across the planet rising up this past year, unifying
students and adults alike across the world around the consequences of a dramatically warming – and weirding – world. These climate strikes have been inspired in part by 16-year-old Swedish student, Greta Thunberg, and led by a network of young organizers. For instance, on March 15th 2019 hundreds of students flooded the State House for the largest Vermont youth protest to date.
Now these youth activists have taken the next step. On Friday September 20, Greta and her fellow youth climate strikers have invited adults to join them for a multi-generational, multi-racial, intersectional #ClimateStrike.
350VT, Extinction Rebellion Vermont, and many other local climate activist groups have already convened meetings with youth leaders, groups, and individuals. Together, they are organizing decentralized strike locations across the state in order to raise awareness about the climate crisis on a local, state, and national level.
We have long been pressing for Vermont and the world to stand up in the face of this increasingly urgent challenge, but far too little has been done. There is no time left for incremental action and state and world leaders must hear – and heed – the call to act. That’s why we will be joining young Vermonters and thousands of others on September 20 striking for bold action on climate change. We hope you and your friends and family will join us then. For more information on the September 20th Climate Strike locations, click here.