“I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act. I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if our house is on fire.” – Greta Thunberg
It’s happening – people are coming together from all over the world to send a strong message to global leaders: our climate is breaking down and it’s time to start acting like it.
On September 27, millions of people will take to the streets to act on the #ClimateEmergency in a global strike for the climate. In over 2,400 events taking place all over the world, millions of people will walk out of their classrooms, workplaces and homes to join together and demand climate action and climate justice.
Young people and adults alike will be sending global leaders the message that our house is on fire and calling on them to do what the science clearly tells us must be done: get off fossil fuels, cut emissions in half, respect indigenous rights, stop plastic pollution at the source and support a smooth transition to a green economy.
In Canada, there’s no better time for a Global Strike as our government has just called the next federal election. Now is the time to send a strong message to candidates that the Climate Emergency is a major concern to Canadians. Business as usual will not take us off our current path towards ecological and social catastrophe. Drastic climate action is the only option.
Are you ready to send that message? Join the strike at a local event near you on September 27th and look for the Greenpeace team on site, we will have exciting activities!
FIND YOUR LOCAL STRIKE
Don’t see an event in your city/town? Check the Climate Strikes Canada website for a more complete list.
Looking for more ways to take action? Add your voice to call on candidates to act now on the Climate Emergency and implement a Green New Deal.
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