On Friday, September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults around the world will strike from school and work to demand urgent and transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis.
The Global Climate Strikes on the 20th will launch the September 20-27 week of Global Climate Action, to publicly call on world leaders and US elected officials to take the action needed to save our futures.
If you have children or grandchildren, please take them to march side-by-side with these courageous young people as they walk out of classrooms to call for the urgent implementation of climate action at every level of government.
This is likely to be the biggest climate mobilization ever, a global demonstration of power and solidarity to address the climate crisis head on. The youth have spoken: It’s time to take risks, speak up and fight hard with the power of our collective voice.
Albuquerque’s Climate Action Fair will include youth speakers, Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller, youth performances and a multitude of interactive activities for kids and adults: Interactive Conservation Van, youth circus performers, art, voter registration, climate Jenga, composting, climate actions and more.
Who: Student speakers, Samuel Sage (Diné community leader), youth interfaith leaders, youth poets (D’nessa McDaniels and Mercedes Holtry) and performances by DJ Gravity, Freddy Flopez and Wake Self, Mayor Tim Keller, Senator Antoinette Sedillo Lopez and Albuquerque’s Poet Laureates; Michelle Otero, Jessica Helen Lopez and Manuel Gonzalez.
What: Global Climate Strikes, Climate Action Fair and march
When: Friday, Sept. 20
Albuquerque events: Climate Action Fair: 12:30-5 p.m.
Speakers: 1-2:30 p.m.,
March to U.S. Senators Heinrich & Udall offices at 400 Gold Ave. SW: 2:30-3:30 p.m.
and a day of climate-action events/presentations at the Gila River Festival in Silver City.
If you are a teacher who can’t attend Friday’s climate strikes in person, please check out this short Climate Strike curriculum you can use. (Scroll down in the link to download the pdf).
Join our Climate Action Team
The team meets monthly and comes up with great ideas and actions to increase renewable energy at the local and state level. Contact Camilla Feibelman for more information and to join the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.