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A Chance to make History

Toronto Event: Queen’s Park : Details here.

Bill McKbbon of 350.ORG has sent this message:

Dear friends,

This was the hottest summer ever recorded. June was the hottest June, and July was the hottest month ever. Countries from Cuba to France to Togo and Vietnam experienced their hottest days to date.

The news can be almost as sapping as the heat. But, it’s more important than ever to remain hopeful, especially with less than 2 months until your critical federal election in Canada. That’s why today, I’m inviting you to join the world’s first all ages climate strike this September. Check out our map to find an event near you. 

Over the last year, I have been immeasurably grateful for the leadership coming from some of the youngest activists on the planet, who’ve mobilized in historic numbers over the last year to walk out of their schools and strike for the climate.

Now, after a year, they’ve done something new — they’ve asked adults to join them.

The September strike will demonstrate two invaluable principles. Firstly, that solving the climate crisis will involve disrupting business as usual. We should consider joining this walkout as a statement that we’re committed to disruptive, transformative change.

Second, that we elders need to act like elders. On what kind of world do we expect 15-year-olds to tackle our biggest problems by themselves? The climate crisis represents an assault on justice (those who have done the least to cause it suffer the most) and it is our collective responsibility, across generations, to respond.

This is already shaping up to be the largest and boldest climate mobilization on the planet. Imagine the message to politicians everywhere when millions of people in every corner of the planet walk out of their jobs and classes to demand climate action. Find an action near you on September 20th or 27th.

Earlier Event: September 26
Elections Canada 2019
Later Event: September 28
Climate Action Week Solutions Summit