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Students support Global Climate Strike

Friday, 15th March, 2019 11:31am
Students support Global Climate Strike

Students are demanding governments take urgent action with regard to climate change.

Students support Global Climate Strike

Students are demanding governments take urgent action with regard to climate change.

Thousands of protesters are expected to assemble at Dáil Eireann and at other venues across Ireland and around the world for the first ever Global Climate Strike this Friday, March 15th..

 

This grassroots movement began just six months ago, when Swedish schoolgirl, Greta Thunberg sat down alone on the steps of the Swedish parliament building, beginning a weekly ‘school strike’, demanding every Friday that her government take urgent action on climate change. Students – in particular those in Transition Year - are expected to walk out of their classes in North Tipperary too in support of the Global Climate Strike.

 

Since then, the #FridaysForFuture movement has swept the globe. An estimated 1,769 climate strikes are set to take place in some 112 countries worldwide, with schoolchildren and students leading the protests.

 

An Taisce has not been involved in these event, but wishes it every success and many of our members will be in attendance to show support and solidarity with the students. The An Taisce Green Schools programme has been working for many years on helping build environmental awareness among our young.

 

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