Global Day of Climate Action

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Global Day of Climate Action

This fall, Fridays For Future calls for a global climate action day. If you wish to participate in the in-person strike, please sign up here

By Fridays for Future Calgary

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Fri, Sep 25, 2020 12:00 PM MDT


Calgary City Hall 800 Macleod Trail Southeast Calgary, AB T2P 2M5 Canada

About this event

This fall, school strike movement Fridays For Future calls for a global climate action day. On September 25th, demonstrations and manifestations will take place all across the globe, all adjusted according to Covid-19 circumstances.

During the last few months, the Covid-19 pandemic has forced activists to find new ways of protest and use digital activism to demand climate action, as marches have not been appropriate. The 25th of September will be the first global action day of the year.

The coming months and years will be crucial in ensuring a safe pathway below 1.5°C increase in global mean temperature, a target stated in the Paris Agreement. If we are to minimise the risks of triggering irreversible chain reactions beyond human control, we need to act now. It is therefore vital that the climate crisis doesn’t get forgotten in the shadow of the coronavirus but is regarded as the utmost priority. Fridays For Future will keep protesting as long as exploitation of nature is allowed to continue. We must continue to encourage our municipal government as well as other levels of government to take climate action and pass a green new deal.

The form of this protest has been adjusted according to local Covid-19 conditions. We have decided to plan a small, in person protest outside of Calgary City Hall with no more than fifty people attending. In order to uphold this limit, we ask all who wish to participate in the in person strike to sign up here. All those in attendance will be required to socially distance and wear masks. We also ask that if people wish to hold up a sign, that they bring or make their own to limit physical contact.

If you are unable to attend the in person strike due to complications caused by COVID-19, we invite you to strike with us digitally by posting a picture of yourself with your favourite climate action sign using the hashtags #fridaysforfuture #fridaysforfutureyyc #GlobalClimateAction2020.

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About the organizer

The climate crisis is the defining issue of our time. Looming ecological breakdown threatens everything that we as a society and as a species, value and hold close to our hearts. The science is clear, the solutions exist. What is lacking is the political will to implement them.

In August 2018, Swedish Climate Activist Greta Thunberg began the Fridays for Future movement by striking from a school outside the Swedish Parliament Building. Now, thousands of youth join her every week, striking from school to protest the government’s lack of action on the climate crisis. The world is waking up.

Every week, dozens of Calgarian youth and other concerned citizens gather outside City Hall to protest. This crisis will affect everyone, and we must do everything in our power to stop it. Join us in acting for a better future.

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