Join the Climate Strike: September 20, 2019

Climate Strike Sept 20

On September 20, three days before the United Nations Climate Summit in New York City, young people and adults will strike all across the United States and world to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis.

As Quaker Earthcare Witness members, we are inviting you to Strike With Us.

This is a special moment and we want you to be a part of it. Young people around the world have been going on strike – every week, all over the planet – for months, like Greta Thunberg from Sweden and 16-year-old Friend Kallan Benson (read about her activism in BeFriending Creation). And for the first time, they are explicitly calling on you - adult allies - to join them. Will you?

Led by a diverse coalition of youth-led and adult-led organizations, including Quaker Earthcare Witness, September 20 is an intergenerational day of striking that will launch an entire week of climate action across the world.

Quaker Earthcare Witness encourages Friends across the United States to mobilize for climate action rooted in our deep faith and tradition.

Ways to participate as individuals:

  • STRIKE WITH US! On September 20, 2019, we strike for our future! Find an event nearby.
  • If there is not a strike scheduled in your area, register to host a strike.
  • Post on your social media using #ClimateStrike and #StrikeWithUs.

Ways to participate with your Quaker community:

We'd love to hear what your plans are for the strike. Write us at hayley@quakerearthcare.org.

Other resources:

Global Climate Strike: https://globalclimatestrike.net/

FridaysForFuture: https://www.fridaysforfuture.org/

US Youth Climate Strikes: https://www.youthclimatestrikeus.org/