Join the Global Climate Shoestrike August 29

Shoestrike on the Rio Negro, Amazons, July 25, 2021Organize your own shoestrike August 29, 2020

Thank you all who came forward with remarkable enthusiasm in the first climate shoestrike wave in June and July! Here is one example.

In late May, various climate groups on their own decided to venture out with shoestrikes in Sweden. The result was over 70 groups joined in the shoe strike accompanied by massive publicity. The strikes have now spread to the US, Canada, Sweden and a few other countries. Various local FFF groups together with numerous other groups have now endorsed the next step, shoestrikes posted August 29, here, and then even more shoe strikes posted elsewhere on September 25 or September 26. Join us.

Below, shoestrike in Sudbury, Canada, July 25, 2020    

               Right, shoestrike in the

                Amazons, July 25, 2020



We put out shoes because we need to observe social distancing while making our message seen! Remember the linkage climate shoestrike and school strike!  Your group choses what to do when and where.

To host or attend a shoestrike, please select the appropriate button on the right. See below for more shoestrike information. If you need help, write us at slowclimate@gmail.com or jacqueline.karvik@hotmail.com.

Here are examples of demands:

Put people and the environment first. Prioritize incentive measures that quickly create more jobs in sustainable future sectors. Introduce safety nets and measures to help people retrain and quickly get into work in clean industries that do not emit CO2.

Leave the fossil economy. Ensure that all the financial incentives now being rolled out contribute to the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Global Sustainability Goals. Remove fossil subsidies and tax relief for fossil energy. Discontinue all public funding of - or investment in - fossil activities. Set a higher price for carbon dioxide.

Declare a climate emergency. Once declared by political leaders, hold them accountable!

Shoestrike, Sierre Leone, July 25

If you have time, feel free to organize one or more shoe strikes. Fill in the information on the right please, whether you shoe strike, or not! And see below for more detailed information.

Please remember we must observe social distancing at the shoe strikes and if you anticipate too many, simply build more local shoe strikes in your town! All you need is two or three volunteers, plenty of shoes, and signs.

Sincerely,

Local Canadian, Swedish and US FridaysforFuture groups, local 350.org groups, EldersClimate Action, Saturdaysforfuture, and many others

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Shoestrike, July 25, Arizona,                 Shoestrike, July 25, Sweden

USA



Practical information

Registration. Post your event on the form on the right-hand side of this page. If you are several who have registered a campaign at the same city, you will hear from us so we can help bring you together.  

Orientation and zoom links: On every Wednesday, at 9 AM Arizona time, or 12 AM New York time, participating groups or newcomers can join zoom debriefs including short presentations, questions, discussion of problems by participants. For Europe, America, and Africa, select the link for the day you want to participate by going here for the links (some not yet posted) for  August 19, and August 26. For Asia, Australia, Africa, and Europe select the link for the day you want to participate by going here for the links (some not yet posted) for August 19, and August 26.

Shoe strike Purpose: The climate crisis and the call for climate justice must not be forgotten. We want everyone to realize the extent of what is happening as climate impacts unfold.   We also want the campaign to receive media attention. The strike supports goals to stop the climate destruction. Listen to the researchers. Flyers and protest signs should be about climate change and climate justice. Single-issue organizations with signs about other issues risk removing focus from climate justice, and will not be allowed.

Location: Any place,can include dozens of places in a single city

Time: Optional (eg Flagstaff runs 12.00 - 13.00)

Our own safety with regard to Corona: We recommend a maximum of about 6-8 strikers per place. Remember to keep distance and take the responsibility in venturing out to shoe strike. You can have the campaign all by yourself too.

For more information, questions, contacts, write jacqueline.karvik@hotmail.com.

Suggestions. Be creative:

--Put leaflets in shoe boxes for people to pick up = social distancing. Sell "Scenes Out the Heart" by Malena Erman, Svante Thunberg, Greta Thunberg et al. for cost price. A good eye opener to read and give as gifts.

--Let shoes or a shoe cluster represent something: people who could not come, loss of life due to climate flooding, etc.

--Photograph your shoestrike and post on social media with the hashtag #shoestrike + DAY + MONTH. So, for this shoe strike on August 29th, it will be #shoestrike29August. Also use #FFF. Use climate and strike words when posting in https://www.facebook.com/groups/FridaysForFuture.org/, or https://www.facebook.com/FridaysForFuture.org/

--To collect shoes, for example, pick up from those who cannot come. Or call folks and ask to donate. Or rent/borrow shoes from 2nd hand. It is the shoes, the signs, leaflets and banners that provide the message. No strike is too small! 3 pairs of shoes are good enough.

--If need be, to keep track of shoes, including children's shoes, letting anyone who wants to write their name on a note that shows who the shoes belong to (it becomes more personal).

--Use short messages (in the shoes or signs beside): Climate change is the biggest threat, Let's flatten the CO2 curve, I can't believe I'm marching for this, Every day is a Earth day, Change the system - not the climate, Give me a future, Vote with your feet, Walk in the right footstep, Choose the right footprint, Choose your footprint, There is no Planet B. Support FFF, Support NAZCCA, Save Our Forest, Rescue Climate Refugees, Wind POWER!, Build more Solar!, Farms are Drying - People are Dying!, Species are fleeing!, Climate Disasters Cost $$, One Earth One Chance!, Our House is on Fire!, You’re Burning Our Future!, How Dare You!, Climate Justice Now!, Save Our Future!, Mother Earth Matters!, Coal Kills!, 100% Renewable by 2030!, Make the World Greta Again!, You’ll die of old age, I’ll die of climate change, If you don’t act like adults We Will!, ECOCIDE!, I Need YOU to Panic!, No more Dirty Energy!, etc…

--Circulate petitions to gather names to get into the shoe strike action list and into the FridayforFuture ActionNetwork database. This is important. We need to build a global contact network. Go here for Petitions online or Petitions: downloadable  paper copy.

--Take a look at these Materials and links:

Sample, Press release: Version 3

Sample, Press release from Santa Barbara. Sample newsvideo from Santa Barbara.

Sample, https://keyt.com/news/environment/2020/07/25/fearless-grandmothers-hold-shoe-strike-to-protest-climate-change/

Sample, press coverage Santa Barbara, https://newspress.com/we-need-to-start-acting-now/

Leaflets: Shoe strike leaflet, English, sample

Leaflet: Shoe strike leaflet, Flagstaff sample

Leaflet in Swedish about shoestrikes

Sample banners: first and second

Important links: to materials or people around FFF

Important: for discussion and questions, after signing up at this link, go to discussion board and zoom link information.

Marketing and spreading the word: Feel free to pick more places as shoe strikers in your network! Ask them to register here for NAZCCA for Arizona, which means this link, https://actionnetwork.org/events/nazcca-fff-shoe-strikes-for-climate-justice/. Or register here for Canada or the US, which means this link, https://actionnetwork.org/events/call-to-action-organize-a-local-fff-shoe-strikes-829/.

Thank you for all you can do!

FFF groups, NAZCCA, Elders Climate Action, SaturdaysforFuture, others