The US Youth Climate Strike is a collective movement of youth in the United States who are demanding for the conservation of our planet. Young people in Buffalo, NY, around the U.S. and world will not attend, or will walk out of school to strike, demanding governments take action on climate change and raise public awareness of the severity of the climate crisis.
Youth activists from ages 8-17 living in Buffalo, NY from a variety of schools will participate in the walkout taking place Friday March 15th, 2019 from 12:30 – 3:00 PM on the steps of Buffalo City Hall to support the international Youth Climate Strike and highlight the urgency for action from our elected officials. This day will mark the first ever nationwide school strike for climate to coincide with a global day of climate action!
WHEN : Friday, March 15th, 2019 (12:30 – 3:00 PM)
WHERE : 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo City Hall
WHO : Youth of Buffalo, NY, the United States and the World
WHY : Students of Buffalo, NY are joining the movement “Fridays for Future”, sparked by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and her weekly Friday “school strikes for climate” in front of the Swedish Parliament, and thereby bringing the movement to the United States to participate in a global day of climate action.
The demands of US Youth Climate Strike are:
1) We demand a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in line with the October 2018 IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius.
2) We demand our world leaders take action that ensures global warming remains under 1.5 degrees Celsius.
3) We demand that our US legislators implement the Green New Deal and other legislative actions that decrease the climate crisis.