Press Release: “Students’ Strike for Climate” Rally, 20/Sep/19

There is to be a world-wide Global “Students’ Strike for Climate” (“SS4C”) on Friday, 20th September.

Tweed Shire residents are requested to support this world-wide action by attending a rally at Pottsville, at 11 am that day.

The global SS4C movement was started by Greta Thunberg, a Swedish school student, now an international celebrity.

The demands of the Strikers in Australia are as follows:

1. No new coal, oil and gas projects, including the Adani mine.
2. 100% renewable energy generation and exports by 2030.
3. Fund a just transition & job creation for fossil-fuel industry workers and communities.

It is envisaged that adults will join this strike, which is already supported by some businesses and trade unions.

Here is what the students have to say:

We are in the thick of the climate crisis.  Yet our Government wants to open the floodgates to new coal, oil and gas projects that put all of us at risk.

We are already hurting from the impacts of climate change.  If we don’t act now to transition fairly and swiftly away from fossil fuels, this will only get worse. It’s going to take all of us working together to succeed.

Join people everywhere on September 20 – three days out from the UN’s Emergency Climate Summit — by taking the day off school, uni or work to show our politicians that we’re serious about climate justice for all. The world isn’t waiting so neither are we.

Where: Ambrose Brown Park, Pottsville

When: Friday, September 20 2019, from 11:00 am