Over four million young people around the world marched to save the planet last week. From New York to New Zealand, people gathered to make their voices heard and their governments accountable for what’s happening to the planet. Sixteen-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, who traveled from Sweden to New York via a solar yacht last month, addressed a massive crowd (we’re talking over 250,000 people!) that had gathered in New York City’s Battery Park. She said that she has met a lot of politicians who have praised her and other young people for doing great work, but that they themselves have done nothing about the climate crisis. Ouch! The truth hurts, doesn’t it? She continued to point out the lack of action from global leaders at the United Nations Climate Summit (an annual summit where global leaders gather to address climate issues) earlier this week.
The Global Climate Strike is only one example of how young people are taking action and fighting for their future. If you attended the Global Climate Strike, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your photos and telling us why you decided to march.