The Kids Are All Right
Following the young people
on the front lines of
the global climate justice movement
#we don't have time
For decades, each class before mine has shared a similar experience at their graduation ceremony. However, my graduating class will not share this experience. How can we look forward to the next chapter of our lives when the flames of wildfires are already burning the pages of our stories?
Images of the May 3rd #SchoolStrike4Climate from Sudbury to Islamabad, updated continuously throughout the day.
On February 17th, Belen Morales Ferrer posted an anxious Tweet. “I have been in panic this last week. Thinking if what I’m doing with my life, it’s what needs to be done today,” she continued. “Children as young as THREE and SIX years old demanding immediate action for climate!!!”
Last week, youth leaders converged on New York City for the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum. Among these was 26-year-old Rebecca Freitag, the official German Youth Delegate to the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Freitag has been striking for climate since Germany’s first climate strikes…