From September 20 to 27, more than 7.6 million people across the globe rose up for climate justice. So, what’s next?
September 20 to 27
In communities around the world
From September 20 to 27, youth across the globe are rising up for climate justice. And they are asking everyone (including adults) to join them for the biggest worldwide climate strike we’ve seen yet.
For the past year, we’ve been so inspired by the millions of students who have taken to the streets to demand governments take real action on climate change. But cheering them on from the sidelines isn’t enough. To achieve the needed level of change it will take all of us acting alongside students in solidarity.
We’re in. Are you?
Join the Week of Action!
Around the world: Find a climate strike in your community or sign up to organize one.
If you’re in Vancouver and you’d like to support the students by being a peace-bearer and ensuring safety, please contact our Lead Organizer Galen Armstrong at email@example.com for more information.
In Greater Victoria: Check out this exciting list of events for the Week of Action.
If you’re in Victoria, you can meet with other Sierra Club BC supporters at the fountain in front of the legislature at 11:30AM on Friday.
Watch our webinar: The world’s forests are in crisis, hit by the double whammy of climate change and ongoing human destruction. Despite the negative trends, they continue to help us stave off even worse impacts of climate change by absorbing a large amount of our carbon emissions and protecting communities to some degree from flooding, droughts and fires. But how much longer can forests withstand these pressures?
Join our Senior Forest and Climate Campaigner Jens Wieting to find out what BC and Canada need to do to protect forests and inspire global action. Learn how to support Sierra Club BC’s campaign to save the last old-growth forests before it’s too late.
Want to do even more? Here are 5 important actions you can take:
- Show up!!
- Talk to your friends, neighbours, coworkers and family – and your kids’ teachers – about why the strikes are happening, why you support the youth, and how they can get involved.
- Join the social media storm – use the hashtags #GlobalClimateStrike, #EarthStrike, #FridaysForFuture and #ClimateStrike. Find sample posts, graphics, videos and other content you can share here
- Contribute. Offer your skills as a volunteer (while being mindful that this is about standing behind youth leaders), get your friends together to make creative climate protest signs and art to bring to events, or organize your workplace to do a solidarity action together.
- Talk climate with federal election candidates and encourage everyone to vote. Let’s build on this week of actions to demand bold, unprecedented climate commitments from all parties. At climate strike events, remind everyone to make sure they’re registered and to vote on October 21.
Are you ready to link up with actions in your community?
These young leaders are taking matters into their own hands to secure a livable future for themselves. By joining the climate strike we can show them that we adults care about their future also. And it might just feel good too!
All the news lately about wildfires, floods, hurricanes and other worsening climate impacts is hard to take alone. Getting out in the streets with millions of others reminds us that we’re not alone. There’s a massive and growing community of people committed to transforming our economies in a way that works for us all – workers, youth, families, immigrants, Indigenous peoples – everyone.
On June 6, concerned local residents demonstrated outside seventeen MLA offices and demanded immediate action to protect BC forests.
The federal government finally announced that we are in a climate emergency. The next day, they approved the Trans Mountain tarsands pipeline expansion.
This month, Bill C-48 – the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act – and Bill C-69 – the Impact Assessment Act – both finally became law!
Thursday May 23
6:30pm – 9:00pm
Fernwood Community Centre Gym (1240 Gladstone Avenue)
Lekwungen Territory (Victoria)
Join us for a town hall on the Green New Deal at the Fernwood Community Centre gym.
The Green New Deal is a bold vision for tackling climate change and inequality at the same time. That means totally re-organizing our economy to run on 100% renewable energy, creating millions of jobs, respecting the rights, title, and sovereignty of Indigenous Peoples, and enshrining dignity, justice, and equity for all.
The week of May 20 there will be town halls across the country to crowdsource ideas for what a Canadian Green New Deal could actually look like. We have the opportunity to define what it means for our community here in Victoria. We can lobby for massive government investment but we can also start changing the economy ourselves.
We invite people from all walks of life and all movements — Indigenous communities, anti-racist activists, the labour movement, faith groups, anti-povery activists, environmentalists, and everyday people — to come to the town hall and shape this vision. Bring your friends and neighbours.
Featured Image: Rise and Resist