Asheville Climate Strike
Start: Friday, December 06, 2019•10:00 AM
WALKOUTS @ 10A
GATHER DOWNTOWN AT VANCE MONUMENT
MARCH @ 1040A
SPEAKERS/RALLY 11-12P AT PACK SQUARE AMPHITHEATER
With the consequences of climate change becoming ever more clear and dire with each passing day, a new powerful wave of the climate movement has been swelling up over the last couple of years. Young people around the world have been rising up to defend our future, and have been going on strike – every week, all over the planet – for months. In the September Climate Strikes alone, 7.6 million people took to the streets with us.
We, as a global society, are at a crossroads. We have a decision to make. Are we going to choose money or power, or are we going to choose the future? The September 20th strike was an invitation to everyone to choose us. Choose the kids, choose humanity, choose the future.
Our movement isn't going anywhere. Now, we are preparing for the next wave of Climate Strikes on December 6th. We call on local, state, and federal leadership to take bold action and treat this like the Climate Emergency that it is. If not, we'll use the power of our vote.
We must carry this energy to the 2020 elections, and beyond to ensure real, bold action is taken to address the climate crises. This is history in the making, and it’s time we take back the narrative to save our futures.
1. A GREEN NEW DEAL
Transform our economy to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2030 and phase out all fossil fuel extraction through a just and equitable transition, creating millions of good jobs.
A halt to all leasing and permitting for fossil fuel extraction, processing and infrastructure projects immediately.
2. RESPECT OF INDIGENOUS LAND AND SOVEREIGNTY
Honor the treaties protecting Indigenous lands, waters, and sovereignty by the immediate halt of all construction, leasing, and permitting for resource extraction, processing and infrastructure projects affecting or on Indigenous lands.
Recognize the Rights of Nature into law to protect our sacred ecosystems and align human law with natural law to ban resource extraction in defense of our environment and people.
3. ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
A transition that invests in prosperity for communities on the frontlines of poverty and pollution.
Welcoming those displaced by the cumulative effects of the climate crisis, economic inequality, violence, and lack of opportunity.
4. PROTECTION AND RESTORATION OF BIODIVERSITY
Protection and restoration of 50% of the world’s lands and oceans including a halt to all deforestation by 2030.
5. IMPLEMENTATION OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
Investment in farmers and regenerative agriculture and an end to subsidies for industrial agriculture.