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 Greta Thunberg, taking action in Sweden (see https://fridaysforfuture.org/), the movement is continuing to spread with strikes recorded in Australia, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Japan, Germany, USA, Netherlands, Canada, UK as well as here in Ireland. In some cases, the strikes are every Friday; in others the focus is on big monthly strikes e.g. 15th March.
The movement has been taking root in Ireland since January, with secondary students making noise outside Dail Eireann each Friday, hundreds of primary students taking to the streets of Dublin on February 13th to demand climate action and secondary students staging weekly climate strikes at City Hall in Cork. Events 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). On Friday the 15th of March, more than 15,000 students all over Ireland went on strike for climate action.
Anyone can host an event for the next global school strike on May 24th - pick a location and time and invite others to come along too - join the movement to demand immediate radical action to keep the earth below 1.5 degrees of warming and ensure climate justice.
Are you planning an event for the 24th of May 2019? Add your school strike themed event for May 24th to the map of Ireland!
It's super easy, if you want to host an event, just click 'host an event for this event campaign', create an account and add your event details - it really is that simple. Then anybody else can attend your event, and you can email them to keep them updated about your event as long as they opt in to your email updates.
If you want, you can choose to share your email address or phone number so attendees can get in touch with you directly, (but you don't have to do this if you don't want to).
Then share the link to the national event map page, and those near you can click to attend your event, or maybe another one in another part of the country, whatever they like.