fridays for future

Fridays for Future Climate Strikers Are Back on the Streets

Fridays for Future Climate Strikers Are Back on the Streets

By Ruby Russell and Ajit Niranjan Hamstrung by coronavirus lockdowns, frustrated school strikers have spent months staging digital protests against world leaders failing to act urgently on climate change. Today they are taking to the streets once more. The Fridays for Futures movement, which started with activist Greta Thunberg skipping school to sit alone outside […]

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    ‘Climate Strike’ Wins ‘Word of the Year’ by Collins Dictionary

    ‘Climate Strike’ Wins ‘Word of the Year’ by Collins Dictionary

    More than 7.6 million people joined a climate strike during September’s week of global action, making the week of strikes one of the biggest protests in world history. Now, it turns out the that movement is big enough to change the English language. Collins Dictionary has chosen “climate strike” as its Word of the Year […]

    China’s First Fridays for Future Sees Teen Planting Trees

    China’s First Fridays for Future Sees Teen Planting Trees

    Howey Ou strode across the flower market of her home city of Guilin on a hazy October afternoon. But she had no consideration for the rhododendrons, anemones and bougainvilleas the shopkeepers had lined up along the market aisles. She was headed to a small stand at the very end of the market where she picked […]

    7.6 Million Join Week of Global Climate Strikes

    7.6 Million Join Week of Global Climate Strikes

    More than 7.6 million people worldwide participated in the global climate strike between Sept. 20 and 27, according to the current tally reported by 350.org. That number could grow as counting continues, but the week of strikes is confirmed as one of the largest global protests in history. For comparison, the massive 2003 protest against […]

    ‘We Need to Listen and Learn From Young People’: This September, Climate Strikes Go Global

    ‘We Need to Listen and Learn From Young People’: This September, Climate Strikes Go Global

    Environmental activists around the world are strategizing and planning demonstrations to coincide with next month’s United Nations Climate Action Summit, which starts on September 23. The organizers aim to force politicians and lawmakers to confront the urgency of the global climate crisis, which is accelerating at an alarming rate. The UN Climate Summit will be […]

    After a Year of Strikes Can Fridays for Future Maintain Momentum?

    After a Year of Strikes Can Fridays for Future Maintain Momentum?

    By Stuart Braun A year after activist Greta Thunberg first stood in the rain outside the Swedish parliament with her now iconic “Skolstrejk för klimatet” — school strike for the climate — placard, the movement she spawned has set the tone for environmental protest action around the world. In the space of just 12 months, […]