On Friday, September 20, 2019, the Climate Strike NYC student protest organizes at St. Paul’s Chapel of Trinity Church at 11am, marches to Foley Square for an assembly at 12:30pm, then marches to Battery Park for a speech by climate activist Greta Thunberg at 5pm.
September 20 is also the second anniversary of Hurricane Maria which devastated Puerto Rico.
It’s being done because the the UN General Assembly is in progress and there is a UN Climate Summit next week on September 23.
NYC public schools have announced that students can receive an excused absence to join the climate strike with a note from their parent or guardian. For official information, visit twitter.com/NYCSchools
Climate Strike NYC Schedule
10:30am – 12pm ~ Strikers can convene at St. Paul’s Chapel of Trinity Church. An Interfaith Prayer Circle is blessing the Strikers at St. Paul’s Chapel and in City Hall Park at 11:30am.
This is the main event:
- 12pm ~ Assemble at Foley Square in Civic Center
- 1pm ~ March to Battery Park in the Financial District
- 3pm ~ Rally at Battery Park
- 5pm ~ Greta Thunberg speech
Climate Strike NYC Goals
Greta Thunberg (age 16) and youth leaders are holding the strike to end the use of fossil fuels, make a just transition and hold polluters accountable.
It’s obvious that the climate is changing, and it is changing faster than anybody foresaw. Political leaders refuse to do anything and industry supports climate denial, but this is going impact young people’s live in a huge way. The obvious, though difficult, solution is to stop burning fossil fuels.
Most pollution has been generated by developed countries, but it is going to impact smaller countries the most. Smaller countries lack the resources do deal with this. That is why the campaign is fighting for a just transition to help those countries adapt.
Our consumer society does not account for the full cost of products and services. Environmental damage is left to be someone else’s problem. That is why we need to hold polluters accountable for the full cost of what they are doing and what they have done.
For more information, visit strikewithus.org