Three days ahead of the UN emergency climate summit on 23rd September, show solidarity with the global climate strike in Manchester this Friday!!
• Join young climate strikers in the city centre 10-4 (march starts at 1)
• Banner making in the morning here at Unicorn
• Symbolic interruption to trading in the shop, at 1pm
Over the past year, young people across the world have taken to the streets shouting loud about climate change. What started as a one-person protest by Greta Thunberg has grown to a movement of millions, sacrificing their #FridaysForFuture in over 160 countries in at least 2000 locations.
Now young people are calling for adults to join in. The Global #ClimateStrike is a global movement designed to disrupt ‘business as usual’. It sounds the alarm to governments globally that business as usual when it comes to climate change isn’t good enough. The strike, which takes place on 20 September, asks the world to leave their homes, jobs, schools to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. This moment is a unique opportunity to create a huge upswell of public support for the ambitious climate solutions we need at all levels of government worldwide.
We’d encourage anyone who can to show their solidarity with young climate strikers in Manchester by joining them in St. Peters Square in the city centre between 10 and 4. Full itinerary here.
If you’d like to take up a banner or sign up to the march, pop into the shop from 10am where we’ll have everything you need in the kids area. We will also be asking customers to contribute messages of support to a big collective banner which will be cycled up to join the march just after 1pm.
We will be interrupting normal trade for a few minutes from 1pm, and using this time for staff and customers to add messages of support to the banner we’re sending up to the march. This is a symbolic action; to mark our recognition that “business as usual” is no longer an option, on a global scale. Climate change is already all around us: intensifying storms, hurricanes, heatwaves and wildfires, as well as slow-burning disasters like drought and famine – all of which hit vulnerable communities the worst. There’s no time to lose in the fight for climate justice. As the youth movement shouts loud & clear ‘Our house is on fire… let’s act like it.’
Join climate strikers in Manchester and let’s make this the largest climate mobilisation the city has ever seen.