It’s time to take action against climate change!
Greta Thunberg, the dynamic 16 year old from Sweden who has made the world sit up and take notice of the devastating effect of climate change is making waves yet again. (Read about her amazing work here).
Who is Greta Thunberg? Greta inspired thousands of school children around the world to skip school every Friday and instead dedicate the day to campaigning for the authorities in their respective countries to take action against the ill effects of climate change. Her #FridaysforFuture plan also resulted in Greta being nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, making her the youngest potential winner of the coveted award. (Get the details in our story here)
Got it! Where is she now, and what is she asking us to do? Greta is presently in New York to speak at the United Nations Climate Change Summit on September 23rd and in support of her efforts, students and other around the world have decided to hold a series of Global Climate Strikes. (Read about Greta’s 15-day emission-free journey across the Atlantic here) The first of these strikes will take place on Friday, 20th September, just before the Summit in New York and then again on Friday, 27th September in order to drive the message home.
Are there any strikes planned in India? 13 cities in India, including Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata have also committed to participating in the Global Climate Strikes. People from all walks of life, teachers, lawyers, actors, sports stars, students and everyone in between will stay out of their workplace or school in order to protest the climate crises that are destroying the world.
Stay tuned to currentkids.in to know exactly what will happen across India and the rest of the world as details of the Global Climate Strikes become available.
The official website for the Global Climate Strikes can be accessed here. Log on to see what you can do to participate and how you can make a difference.
Here are some of our previous articles that you can access to understand more about carbon footprints and global warming:
Disha is a former lawyer turned freelance content writer. She is a fitness enthusiast and amateur aerialist with her own fitness photo-blog as well.’