Sunshine Coast students and workers join the world in the Global Climate Strike Sept 20th 12-2pm
Sept 20th, three days before world leaders meet for the United Nations Emergency Climate Summit, hundreds of thousands of students and workers across Australia will join millions worldwide to demand Climate Action and Leadership.
A passionate and concerned student-led body across the Sunshine Coast have invested a lot of time and energy organising the upcoming Sunshine Coast Global Strike. Students are inviting workers and all members of the community to rally at Maroochydore Rotary Park in Cotton Tree to demand a sustainable future, not just on a local level, but as part of the global movement on Friday September 20th.
School Strike for climate demands:
1. No new coal, oil or gas projects, including Adani mine
2. 100% renewable energy generation and exports by 2030
3. Fund a just transition & job creation for all fossil-fuel industry workers & communities
WHEN: Friday 20th September, 12-2 pm
WHERE: Maroochydore Rotary Park, Cotton Tree
This is a family friendly event with inspiring speakers, live music and activities.
"We are striking to send a message to those in power that they need to take urgent action now to stop the climate crisis. Our politicians aren't taking the action needed to move Australia beyond fossil fuels to 100% renewable power." said Echo Demecs
"We are inviting everyone to come - parents, friends, families and workmates to join us. Politicians aren't doing enough. They need people powered movements to push them, we will show politicians that all of us want climate justice, because the alternative is unthinkable," said Echo
The Global strike is inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg and the School Strke 4 Climate movement.
In Australia, last November, 20,000 students went on strike, then 150,000 in March this year.
"By taking time off school and work together around the world, we'll show our politicians that people everywhere want climate justice and we're not going away until we get it." said Echo
Maroochydore Rotary Park, Cotton Tree
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