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Earth Uprising Strikes Against the Fossil-Fuel Industry in the Final Week of #ClimateStrikeSummer

August 15, 2019

Planet Earth, August 15, 2019: The last week of our #ClimateStrikeSummer has arrived, and this week we will be striking against the Fossil-Fuel Industry. This final week’s strikes will demand a rapid transition to 100% renewable energy and a commitment from all our world governments to keep fossil fuels in the ground. For our civilization to continue, scientists have warned us that we must reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030, and by 100% by 2050 per the October 2018 IPCC Special Report.

This strike is a part of week eight of eight of the #ClimateStrikeSummer campaign and will demonstrate that the youth are demanding system change, NOT climate change, from the greatest contributors to the climate crisis in modern society.

Here is WHO we will be striking against, WHEN we will be doing it, and WHERE are doing it. We only included a list of some of the bigger strikes this Friday; this is NOT a comprehensive list. The list is ordered alphabetically by city, and times are listed in the cities’ respective time zones. We will update this if new strikes get added:

Asheville, NC

  • Time: 9 am – 11 am
  • Location: Asheville City Hall (70 Court Plaza)
  • What: Students and environmental activists strike outside the city hall to demand climate action.

Boston, Massachusetts:

  • Time: 11 am – 1 pm
  • Location: Boston Public Gardens
  • What: Join the youth of Boston as they lead a strike against the dangers of the fossil-fuel industry in solidarity with numerous Earth Uprising groups as they let others know about the harms of the fossil fuel industry.

Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota:

  • Time: 2 pm to 4 pm
  • Location: Minnesota State Capitol
  • What: Join the youth of Minneapolis-St. Paul as they lead a strike against the dangers of the fossil-fuel industry in solidarity with numerous Earth Uprising groups.

New York City, New York:

  • Time: 9 am – 11 am
  • Location: In Front of UN Headquarters
  • What: Join our founder, Alexandria Villaseñor, and New York youth as they strike in front of the UN every week against the lack of enough climate action being taken by the UN and its member countries.

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More information about Earth Uprising is available on our website.