Young activist in the US demand transition to 100% renewable energy by 2030, implementation of sustainable agriculture practices, protection, and restoration of biodiversity, as well as environmental justice and respect of indigenous land and sovereignty.
Youth Climate Strike in Pittsburgh will start at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral at 11 am with an interfaith meditation and peace walk. Between 12 pm and 4 pm activist will gather at the City Country building for Speakers and Rally.
In addition to the youth strike, a global town hall on climate, gender, and sustainability will take place between 8 am and 6 pm at the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Hall. Also, another youth strike in Greensburg will meet at 4 pm in front of the Westmoreland County Courthouse. For additional locations and more information, please see
strikewithus.org, globalclimatestrike.net, and fridaysforfuturepgh.org
Although this climate strike is mainly organized by youth organizations, it doesn't mean adults can't participate. Organizers invite and encourage everyone from all ages and walks of life to participate in the global youth climate strike. But if you can't participate in person there are other ways you can help. First and foremost, you can become educated about climate change and its causes. You can also educate others about what you have learned and how they, too, can get involved and make sustainable choices for lifestyle, diet, and energy use. And don't forget to urge your elected representatives to take action against climate change and why it is important to your region.