New York, NY – Thousands of school kids took part in the School Strike for Climate on March 25, 2022 in New York City. The students held a rally at Brooklyn Borough Hall and marched over the Brooklyn Bridge to Foley Square to bring attention to the inaction of city and state officials to face the current climate emergency.
The youth of America are striking to stop the construction of the North Brooklyn Pipeline, because marginalized communities across our nation —especially communities of color, disabled communities, and low- income communities— are already disproportionately impacted by climate change.
The youth of America are striking to demand the State legislators to pass the Clamate Can’t Wait State Package, because the science says we have just a few years to transform our energy system, reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, and prevent the worst effects of climate change.
The youth of America are striking for the Green New Deal For Public Schools Act, for a fair and just transition to a 100% renewable economy, and for ending the creation of additional fossil fuel infrastructure.
Additionally, The youth of America believe the climate crisis should be declared a national emergency because we are running out of time.
The School strike for climate (also known variously as Fridays for Future, Youth for Climate and Youth Strike 4 Climate) is an international movement of school students who are deciding not to attend classes and instead take part in demonstrations to demand action to prevent further global warming and climate change.
Publicity and widespread organising began when the climate activist Greta Thunberg staged an action in August 2018 outside the Swedish Riksdag (parliament), holding a sign that read “Skolstrejk för klimatet” (“School strike for the climate”)
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