You may have children or grandchildren who are worried about the future of our planet in the face of climate change.
The distressing reality is that we all have a lot to be concerned about when it comes to making sure Earth has a livable environment for current and future generations.
But there is hope, and it is coming from young people.
Inspired by Swedish student Greta Thunberg, the youth-led #ClimateStrike movement is taking the world by storm.
On March 15, 160,000 students from coast-to-coast-to-coast joined a #ClimateStrike of 1.4 million more around the world. And on May 3, youth and students in dozens of communities in Canada will strike again for the climate.
As Greta said in her recent address to Parliament in the UK:
“I’m sure that the moment we start behaving as if we were in an emergency we can avoid climate and ecological catastrophe. Humans are very adaptable – we can still fix this. But the opportunity to do so will not last for long. We must start today. We have no more excuses.
We children are not sacrificing our education and our childhood for you to tell us what you consider is politically possible in the society that you have created.
We children are doing this to wake the adults up. We children are doing this for you to put your differences aside and start acting as you would in a crisis. We children are doing this because we want our hopes and dreams back.”
Many of the world’s leading scientists have sounded the alarm that we only have 11 years to cut our global emissions in half to prevent climate catastrophe. We are running out of time.
The urgency is real and young people are leading the way to a safe climate future. They need our support.
Here’s what you can do:
Send a message to your Member of Parliament and the Canadian government to support the #ClimateStrike demands with a comprehensive and bold plan for climate justice, in solidarity with the youth #ClimateStrike.
Help amplify the organizing on social media using the hashtags #ClimateStrike, #FridaysForFuture, and #InspiredtoStrike.
- Participate in a #ClimateStrike event near you on May 3 in solidarity with your kids, grandkids, and future generations.
Thank you for taking action for a livable future for us all.