Climate Strike Map of Ireland - 20th September 2019
An incredible movement of over 15,000 students and young people in Ireland fighting for radical government action on the climate crisis is continuing to grow.
The government isn't taking the vital steps necessary to limit the effects of climate change that will greatly impact the lives of the future generations to come.
Our futures are at risk and we’re fighting to save them.
We feel that the best way to bring the necessary attention to this pressing issue is to come together on this day and strike during school or working hours.
Inspired by teenaged climate activist Greta Thunberg, the movement started in Sweden (see https://fridaysforfuture.org/). 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. A 2nd global strike took place on Friday 24th of May.
Our next planned day of action is September 20th. This time, it will be a youth-led general strike which means that adults are welcome to participate too. This is to highlight how both adults and children need to unite to find solutions to prevent the worst effects of climate change.
Are you planning any student climate actions? Add your event 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...
There are some bigger events happening each month 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!
Events in Ireland are being co-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).
This map of events happening nationally is supported by the Schools' Climate Action Network. You can opt in to receiving further emails from Schools' Climate Action Network if you would like to join the network and be contacted about meetings and events.
The climate strikes are global events, called by Fridays for Future International 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.