Climate Strike Educator Resource Guide

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Excerpt from the Educator Resource Guide

A global movement of youth is at the forefront of today’s climate movement. Young people are demanding action, as their futures will be defined by the climate leadership that we make today. One young activist, Greta Thunberg, began striking from school every Friday outside of Swedish Parliament in August 2018, a tactic that quickly spread in the formation of Fridays for Future youth groups striking in their communities around the world, and a Nobel Peace Prize nomination for Thunberg. Students have taken up this charge in the United States through Fridays for Future and partnering Youth Climate Strikes teams at the local and national scale.

Youth are speaking clearly and powerfully to local and global leaders, raising awareness and urgency, making action on climate change a political priority that for many hadn’t been before. These students have called for a global day of action on September 20, inviting adults to strike with them on an unprecedented scale to demand urgent climate action. This will kickstart a week of action to highlight this urgency at the United Nations Climate Action Summit.

This is a unique opportunity for us as educators to use this pivotal moment to empower and support our students in taking action on this historic day. Check out these guidelines on how to be an adult ally in a youth-led movement.

Excerpt from an open invitation for all to join the strike September 20, 2019:

Once again our voices are being heard on the streets, but it is not just up to us. We feel a lot of adults haven’t quite understood that we young people won’t hold off the climate crisis ourselves. Sorry if this is inconvenient for you. But this is not a single-generation job. It’s humanity’s job. We young people can contribute to a larger fight and that can make a huge difference.

So this is our invitation. Starting on Friday 20 September we will kickstart a week of climate action with a worldwide strike for the climate. We’re asking adults to step up alongside us. There are many different plans under way in different parts of the world for adults to join together and step up and out of your comfort zone for our climate. Let’s all join together, with your neighbours, co-workers, friends, family and go out on to the streets to make your voices heard and make this a turning point in our history.

This is about crossing lines – it’s about rebelling wherever one can rebel. It’s not about saying “Yeah, what the kids do is great, if I was young I would have totally joined in.” It doesn’t help, but everyone can and must help.

[icon name=”share” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Access the Climate Strike Educator Resource Guide
[icon name=”share” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] [icon name=”bullhorn” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Visit the Climate Strike website and get involved

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