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How Did We Get Here? - School Strike

In this series, we celebrate the actions people around the world are taking to tackle climate change, and explore the injustices created by the world’s changing climate.

What is it? 

A series of global climate strikes where children don’t attend school to protest the climate crisis. The strike on the 20th of September 2019 is regarded as the largest climate strike in the world’s history.  

How did we get here? 

In August 2018, ninth grade pupil Greta Thunberg sat outside the Swedish Parliament for a month with a placard that read “Skolstrejk för klimatet" or ""school strike for climate". After learning about climate change in class she was convinced that there was no future for her or her friends the way that the world was going. Why attend school when there wouldn’t be a planet in the next 40 years? 

With many children becoming increasingly anxious about the future of our planet, School Strike for Climate is a space for the youth to voice their concerns. Her initial strike in 2018 has inspired millions of young people around the world to strike from school for the planet that they will one day inherit.
How can I learn more? 

How can I learn more?

Facebook: @syclimatestrike 
Insta: @_sycs_ 
Twitter: @_sycs_ 


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