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National School Strikes for Climate Action


#FridaysForFuture is a movement that began in August 2018, after 15-year-old Greta Thunberg sat in front of the Swedish parliament every schoolday for three weeks, to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis. She posted what she was doing on Instagramand Twitter and it soon went viral. On the 8th of September, Greta decided to continue striking every Friday until the Swedish policies provided a safe pathway well under 2-degree C, i.e. in line with the Paris agreement.

The hashtags #FridaysForFuture and #ClimateStrike spread and many students and adults began to protest outside of their parliaments & city halls all over the world.” — | | TwitterWikipedia | News

“Youth in Canada are striking every month. Be sure to check the map. We are excited to announce that some Canadian youths plan to sister strike in the big global strike on March 15, and they have agreed to unite on Friday May 3 for a big national school strike in Canada.”

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Greta Thunberg — Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | TED talks | Wikipedia | Nobel Peace Prize Nomination

Twitter — #FridaysForFuture | #ClimateStrike | #SchoolStrike4Climate

In the news — The Guardian (2) | CBC | Star | Huffington Post | Teenage Activists | More... 

Wikipedia — School Strike for Climate 

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Climate Change & Environmental Organizations


Greta Thunberg — TED Talk:



“Our house is on fire. I am here to say, our house is on fire. [...] I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it is.” — Greta Thunberg



March 15, 2019 — School Strikes / Global Day for Climate Action: 

#FridaysForFuture | #ClimateStrike | #SchoolStrike4Climate | Guardian U

Earlier Event: May 2
Facebook's Civic Boost Tour
Later Event: May 3
World Press Freedom Day