Fridays For Future, the youth movement started by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, is launching a series of webinars to be held on Fridays for pupils determined to “strike” despite being stuck at home.
Greta Thunberg called on fellow climate activists earlier in the week to move their weekly rallies online due to the spreading coronavirus outbreak.
The webinars will be by “experts and interesting people” who can educate youth about the climate crisis even as the pandemic turns their lives upside down.
Greta Thunberg said: “This is a good opportunity to put out information that we think people should have access to.”
Thunberg held a rally for 4,000 protesters in Belgium two weeks ago, but Fridays for Future then moved its weekly school strikes online under the hashtag #ClimateStrikeOnline.
The group’s German branch has since launched daily talks from politicians, scientists and campaigners, and is emailling officials to demand they stop backing fossil fuel projects.
In light of the corona virus outbreak, Fridays For Future have suggested other kinds of climate activism that young people can do at home such as emailing politicians, posting on social media, putting a strike sign in their window and posting a photo of it on social media at #climatestrike and #fridaysforfuture, an online zoom strike with others, and preparing future activities.
Image Source: Greta Thunberg Twitter account
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