You have no doubt heard of the fabulous Swedish Teenager Greta Thunberg and the movement she has started called “Fridays for Future.” Following the success of the Global School Strike in March of this year, another global strike is planned for 20 September – this time involving not just students but adults too.
The key demands at the strike are:
- 1. No new coal, oil and gas projects, including the Adani mine.
- 2. 100% renewable energy generation & exports by 2030
- 3. Fund a just transition & job creation for all fossil-fuel workers & communities.
This is our opportunity as parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents and friends to show the kids our support and back them in standing up for their own future.
The Orange event is planned for 2pm on Friday 20 September at Robertson Park, Orange, finishing 4pm. It will be one event out of hundreds planned in towns and cities across Australia and the world, where adults are striking from work in order to support children striking from school. The idea is not for adults to take over the event, but to support and participate with our presence, signs and (if led by the children) voices.
Stay tuned for a sign-making day at the ELF between now and 20 September. The plan will be for adults to keep towards the edges of Robertson Park, enabling students to be in the centre (hopefully feeling “surrounded” by our support!)
Find out more at: https://www.schoolstrike4climate.com
See You at the Strike! (Friday 20 September)