PRINCETON, MORRISTOWN, MAHWAH, NJ -We are NJ Youth Climate Strike, a collective movement of youth in New Jersey who are fighting for the conservation of our planet. We 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 New Jersey. We are doing this under the guidance of the US Climate Strikes.
We are participating in a global day of climate action. On this day, NJ youth will not be attending school in order to strike, march and rally to protest government inaction on climate change and raise public awareness of the severity of the climate crisis.
When: Friday March 15th, 2019
Where: Princeton, Morristown, Mahwah, Edison
In the United States, greenhouse gas emissions are on the rise again after a time of reduction. We, the youth of the world, are putting pressure on our government officials to take the necessary steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero, thus ensuring a habitable planet sustainable future for generations to come.
When 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg decided to strike school and sit in front of the swedish parliament to raise awareness for the climate crisis, she started the first ever school strike for climate. With this she sparked the movement Fridays for the Future. Every Friday students from all around the world strike school and take to the streets to protest. On March 15th we will have a global day of climate action. With this the U.S. will have its first ever nationwide school strike for climate!
The demands of the US Youth Climate Strike are:
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.
We demand our world leaders take action that ensures global warming remains under 1.5 degrees Celsius.
We demand that our US legislators implement the Green New Deal and other legislative actions that decrease the climate crisis.