This is one of those moments when you can feel history being made.

This Friday 15 March, thousands of kids across Australia will strike from school to demand our government take urgent action to stop climate damage.

They’re part of a global movement of young people speaking truth to power and showing what’s at stake if we keep digging up and burning fossil fuels.

On Friday 15 March, the kids are asking all of us – kids, adults and everyone in between – to join them. Will you be there?

The media and public can’t get enough of the kids, who speak with such clarity and authenticity about what our government needs to be doing. They are truly changing the story about what courageous and visionary leadership looks like.

Our summer has been nothing short of brutal. Floods, fires, heatwaves, drought – climate damage is here now, and more and more people are joining the dots.

With a federal election approaching, this is our moment to turn out in the thousands and stand with kids across the country demanding an end to digging and burning coal.

At the last Australian strike in November, 15,000 kids left school to gather in 30 locations across the country. With over 40 events planned for Friday, this is set to be the biggest moment yet!

Together we can make this movement unstoppable. Let’s show all the communities impacted now, and the generations to come, that we’re with them all the way.

Phoebe Rountree

Assistant Climate Change and Clean Energy Campaigner at Australian Conservation Foundation