This Friday 17 November, school students across the country are striking to demand the Albanese Government stops fossil fuel projects by 2030 – and they are calling on all of us to stand with them. Find an event near you and join your nearest strike:
It’s not yet summer, and already extreme heat, bushfires and floods are impacting communities and wildlife across Australia. Climate change – fuelled by digging up and burning coal and gas – is making these extreme weather events more frequent and severe.
Our elected representatives should be doing everything they can to phase out polluting coal and gas this decade, to protect people and our living world. Instead, the Albanese Government is approving and subsidising massive new coal and gas projects and infrastructure.
I don’t want to imagine what an Australian summer looks like 10 years from now if polluters like Woodside and Santos keep expanding and wreaking havoc on our climate.
Can’t make it to a strike, or looking for ways to support the students further? Follow them on Instagram and/or Facebook and like and share their message to help more people see their demands to stop coal and gas and protect their future.
This is going to be the first nation-wide strike since COVID-19 and all the lockdowns!
For all these strikes, students will walk out of their classrooms, to the office of their local Member of Parliament (MP), and demand the federal government #ShiftThePower away from the corporations profiting from new coal and gas projects.
By standing with the students, you will show support for their demands of:
Right now, young people are showing the kind of leadership that we need from our elected representatives – to say no to new coal and gas and yes to a just and planned shift to 100% clean energy and jobs, which will help build a world where every living thing thrives.
ACF has been proud to stand with the students at many strikes over the years, and look forward to standing alongside them again – and with you – on Friday 17 November.
By joining the strike, you are contributing your physical presence and your voice to the growing pressure on the Albanese Government to step up and take action to slash pollution now and create a safe and healthy future – for the students of today, and all those to come after them.
Thank you for standing with School Strike 4 Climate. Together let’s #ShiftThePower.
Header: Ryan Chenoweth.