Climate Strike: we were all kids once—let’s show up for them
September 16, 2019

On Friday, Sept. 20, people in communities across the globe are standing up to demand real climate leadership from our elected officials. I'm going to be there to support them. I’m hitting the streets too. Will you join in support for the Global Youth Climate Strike? 

Kids and young adults are asking the adults to step up and do something before it’s too late—as we do still have a window of time to address the climate crisis before it gets way worse. Swedish high schooler Greta Thunberg and many other youth both here in Washington and around the world have inspired a global youth-led movement by beginning  a school strike for climate to remind and inspire others that it isn’t too late to act but we need to now. 
Now, young organizers in 117 countries are calling on all of us to raise our voices together next Friday September 20th, with millions of others around the world. Our collective action comes on the eve of the UN Climate Action Summit in New York.


Don’t see your community listed? Find a Climate Strike event near you or make plans to host your own!

It’s hard to think about the challenges of the climate crisis—especially thinking about the future today’s young people might inherit as adults. We need to remember—and to remind one another and show this next generation—that we CAN act together to slow climate change and mitigate the harms we and others will face...we MUST take the reins of responsibility and do everything we can to leave behind our reliance on fossil fuels...and, by taking action together, we WILL accelerate our transition to an equitable clean energy future.

We were all kids once—so let’s all show up for them now.


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Author Bio

Joëlle engages citizens and diverse constituencies—faith, health, veteran, youth, parents, sportsmen, business—to make their voices heard for climate solutions. She led local field work collaboration with our partners toward passing a federal climate bill, and is currently working to ensure we stop any coal export from the U.S. West Coast.

Joëlle was the Regional Outreach Coordinator of National Wildlife Federation where she focused on mobilizing hunters, anglers and concerned citizens around solutions to global warming. Previous work with Climate Solutions includes the NW Climate Connections partnership, serving as the Field Assistant for the successful Clean Cars campaign, and Field Director of the Renewable Fuel Standard, which passed in April 2006.

She is a board member of Earth Ministry and on the Advisory Board for the Seattle Area Happiness Initiative. She previously served on the Solar Washington board and Sierra Club Executive Committee.

Joëlle is a Northwest native who loves to hike, bike, dance, paraglide, and travel. Her favorite quote is “Hope is borne of participating in hopeful solutions.” — Marianne Williamson.