School Strikes for Climate and Fridays for Future events - Ireland - 2019
An incredible movement of students and young people taking action on climate change and climate justice is continuing to grow. Since the movement started with https://fridaysforfuture.org/), the movement is continuing to spread. On Friday the 15th of March 2019 at least 1.6 million people took part in a global climate strike on all 7 continents, in more than 125 countries in more than 2000 locations. If you didn’t see it already here is some of the media coverage from Ireland where more than 15,000 students took part in protests for urgent climate action. The 2nd Global Climate Strike has been set for Friday the 24th of May.
Add your action to the map!
Any one ( e.g. a student, school or group) can host action, it just needs to be clear enough for others to sign up to attend.
Your action can take any form, a strike, walk out, sit-in, banner drop...whatever is the best option for you.
There are some bigger events happening on May 24th in cities around Ireland but you can hold your climate strike or action anywhere - whether it's a local centre of government or your school gates...
...or somewhere else in your local area that feel it should happen!
You can also add meetings or any other relevant events to the map in the run up to May 24th.
Events in Ireland are being organised by grassroots groups that are emerging organically and coordinating as best they can. These include Fridays for Future (www.fridaysforfuture.ie) and School Strikes 4 Climate (www.schoolstrikes4climate.ie) as well as the Schools’ Climate Action Network (www.schoolsclimateaction.ie).
The actions on May 24th 2019, is a Global event, called by Fridays for Future and, as such, is public in nature. Some schools, responding to requests, have chosen to support and accompany their students who have decided to take part. Naturally, these schools cannot take any responsibility for students that are not in their care.
"I’ve learned you are never too small to make a difference. And if a few children can get headlines all over the world just by not going to school, then imagine what we could all do together if we really wanted to...We can’t solve a crisis without treating it as a crisis. We need to keep the fossil fuels in the ground, and we need to focus on equity. And if solutions within the system are so impossible to find, maybe we should change the system itself." - Greta Thunberg, 16 year old Swedish climate activist, speaking at COP24.