Climate Change Walkout 2019: What You Need to Know
Do you plan to participate in the climate change walkout?
On Friday, September 20th, activists around the world are staging a Global Climate Strike to protest a lack of corporate and government action on climate change. This is expected to be the largest climate strike in history. Activists, led by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, are encouraging students and workers to participate in local walkouts worldwide.
Article: Greta Thunberg is leading kids and adults from 150 countries in a massive Friday climate strike
The strike comes days before the September 23rd Climate Action Summit at the UN General Assembly.
NYC public schools have announced that they will not penalize students for participating (provided they have parental permission). Several large corporations are joining the strike as well. Patagonia and Burton plan to close in solidarity, while over 1,000 employees at Amazon announced that they will walk out to protest the company’s current carbon footprint.
This may be one of the largest global protests ever. Do you think the Global Climate Strike will make an impact? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments below.
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