We need to respond to the full-blown emergency that is the global climate crisis. July 2019 was the hottest month in recorded history. The Amazon is on fire. There is no shortage of communities being devastated by catastrophic hurricanes and wildfires.
We’re in the midst of a drastic wake up call to protect our planet for every generation. What matters now is how we respond.
Here’s the good news — right now, millions of young people all around the globe are getting ready to strike for the climate on September 20. This is shaping up to become the largest climate mobilization in world history. Ever.
This week, the youth leaders announced the Climate Strike demands — policies that mark the progress we need for a livable future:
- The Green New Deal to transform our economy to clean, renewable energy and create millions of good jobs
- Respect of Indigenous Land and Sovereignty to honor the treaties and immediately halt all resource extraction on Indigenous lands
- Environmental Justice and a just transition for all communities on the frontlines of poverty and pollution
- Projection and Restoration of Biodiversity
- Implementation of Sustainable Agriculture and investment in farmers
Greg, this is the kind of bold vision we need to actually address the climate crisis.
The thing is, we can only win if our movement gets big enough to leave our elected leaders no choice but to listen. We’re up against a lot, and it’s going to take ALL of us showing up as much as we can, even when it’s not easy.
See you in the streets,
Sierra Student Coalition