SEPTEMBER 25 – GLOBAL DAY OF CLIMATE ACTION

We live in the midst of a pandemic, but climate change is just as much of a crisis as it was before. We call for a global day of action on September 25th, in whatever way is safe for you and your community! Read more below to find out!

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This fall, school strike movement Fridays For Future calls for a global climate action day. On September 25th, demonstrations and manifestations will take place all across the globe, all adjusted according to Covid-19 circumstances.

During the last few months, the Covid-19 pandemic has forced activists to find new ways of protest and use digital activism to demand climate action, as marches have not been appropriate. The 25th of September will be the first global action day of the year.

The coming months and years will be crucial in ensuring a safe pathway below 1.5°C increase in global mean temperature, a target stated in the Paris Agreement. If we are to minimise the risks of triggering irreversible chain reactions beyond human control, we need to act now. It is therefore vital that the climate crisis doesn’t get forgotten in the shadow of the coronavirus but is regarded as the utmost priority. Fridays For Future will keep protesting as long as exploitation of nature is allowed to continue. The form of protest will be adjusted according to local Covid-19 conditions and in places where physical action will be taking place, participants will be asked to take precautions to prevent the spread of the virus. In cases where physical protest is inappropriate, we will instead turn to digital action.

“The pandemic has shown us that politicians have the power to act quickly and consistent with the best available science. But not even amid a pandemic is the climate crisis on hold. No measures have been taken to lower worldwide greenhouse gas emissions in a sustainable and just manner. The billion-dollar-investments that are now made to tackle the pandemic and its aftermath must be in line with the Paris Agreement”, says Eric Damien from Fridays For Future Kenya.

“To actually experience the climate crisis makes you understand the urgency of the situation. Millions are losing their homes and livelihoods, this can no longer exist in a vacuum. We need world leaders to prioritise humanity over greed. The youth are going to come together, over and over again – each time more strategic and united than ever before”, says Disha Ravi from Fridays For Future India.

We will keep you informed about the details concerning the planning of the protests.

Due to the current circumstances actions may vary from normal, because in times of crisis we change our behaviour. Please contact or follow the directives given by your local organisers.

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Toolkit

Here you can find resources and inspiration to help your local group or chapter promote September 25th. This section will be updated as new content is made available, so stay tuned!

Actions

General actions

  • Global hashtag: #FightClimateInjustice #FridaysForFuture (please capitalise the first letter of each word in the hashtag for accessibility)
  • Register online and offline and report strikes for 25/9 – https://fridaysforfuture.org/register 
  • To register online actions use the same form and type “digital” in the type of action portion, put your country and town for the location and the livestream link in the “link to event portion”
  • Map of registered strikes – https://fridaysforfuture.org/action-map/map/ 

Digital actions 

  • How to climate strike online:
    • Find material (back of used paper, cardboard, white board, get creative).
    • Post the picture on your social media accounts and tag @fff.digital/ @fff_digital/ @fridaysforfuture/ your local FFF group if you are part of one, and your head of state or a carbon major (Eg @Shell, @ExxonMobile, @Chevron, @BP_PLC) Use the Global hashtags (look above for more info) . @ anyone who you would like to see your strike. We really encourage you to do this because it helps grow our movement!

Ways to support MAPA (Global South)

MAPA or Most Affected People and Areas, a term we’re using complementary to Global South

On September 25, we ask you all to have a moment during your strikes to do the MAPA symbol (found at the top & to the right) while someone is talking about the situation in MAPA (key facts can be found in the resources folder in the MAPA folder linked above)

  • Say the tagline for MAPA (for international) “They are unheard but not voiceless. They are fighting for their present, not just their future. We will not be prisoners of injustice.”
    • In physical strikes say it after you talk about the MAPA situation
    • For digital actions, use it as a caption or say it in a video
  • Post a picture doing the MAPA symbol of solidarity (picture to the right) with the caption “They are unheard, not voiceless. They are fighting for their present, not just their future. We will not be prisoners of injustice. #FightClimateInjustice” and talk about MAPA or link our open letter [LINK to follow]
  • Change your FFF logo to the MAPA logo

MAPA gesture


Social Media

  • Tweet using #FridaysForFuture to use the customized hashtag
  • Instagram filter: https://www.instagram.com/ar/1213708785642312/ (move your head to rotate signs)
  • Facebook Profile Pic Frame [LINK to follow]
  • List of Instagram accounts to tag (@fridaysforfuture, @fff.digital)
  • List of twitter accounts to tag ( @Fridays4Future, @fff_digital)

Sample captions

Facebook & Instagram:

SEPTEMBER 25TH – GLOBAL DAY OF CLIMATE ACTION

We live in the midst of a pandemic, but climate change is just as much of a crisis as it was before. As society is starting to open up in many places in the world, global emissions and resource use is rapidly increasing and we are running out of time. Therefore we call for a global day of action on September 25th. Anyone will be able to participate in a way that is safe for them and their community – whether that be on the streets, solitary digitally or in whatever way suits you best. Activists all over the globe will be uniting for the first global climate action of 2020, and we need you to be a part of it. This is not a time to be silent. 

Check out fridaysforfuture.org/september25 for details!

Twitter:

We live in the midst of a pandemic, but climate change is just as much of a crisis as it was before. We call for a global day of action on September 25th, in whatever way is safe for you and your community! #FridaysForFuture #FightClimateInjustice fridaysforfuture.org/september25

#FridaysForFuture is calling you out @/your head of state or @/carbon major. It’s time to #FightClimateInjustice. We need climate action now! ✊🌍🌎🌏

For people from Global South or MAPA: 

Unheard, not voiceless. Fighting for our present, not just our future. We will not be prisoners of injustice. #FightClimateInjustice #FridaysForFuture

For people not from Global South or MAPA

They are unheard, not voiceless. Fighting for their present, not just their future. We will not be prisoners of injustice. #FightClimateInjustice #FridaysForFuture

Due to the current circumstances actions may vary from normal, because in times of crisis we change our behaviour. Please contact or follow the directives given by your local organisers.


Graphics

  • General graphics about the climate strike, COVID-19 safety, and MAPA/Global South CLICK HERE
  • Canva link on how to take part in climate strike onlineCLICK HERE 
  • Canva link  of the general climate strike graphics found to the left – CLICK HERE 

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Example press releases

English

This fall, school strike movement Fridays For Future calls for a global climate action day. On September 25th, demonstrations and manifestations will take place all across the globe, all adjusted according to Covid-19 circumstances. (something about what will happen locally)

During the last few months, the Covid-19 pandemic has forced activists to find new ways of protest and use digital activism to demand climate action, as marches have not been appropriate. The 25th of september will be the first global action day of the year.

The coming months and years will be crucial in ensuring a safe pathway below 1.5°C increase in global mean temperature, a target stated in the Paris Agreement. If we are to minimise the risks of triggering irreversible chain reactions beyond human control, we need to act now. It is therefore vital that the climate crisis doesn’t get forgotten in the shadow of the coronavirus but is regarded as the utmost priority. Fridays For Future will keep protesting as long as exploitation of nature is allowed to continue. We will of course take the hygienic measures required to safety for all participants. In cases where physical protest is inappropriate, we will instead turn to digital action.

“The pandemic has shown us that politicians have the power to act quickly and consistent with the best available science. But not even amid a pandemic is the climate crisis on hold. No measures have been taken to lower worldwide greenhouse gas emissions in a sustainable and just manner. The billion-dollar-investments that are now made to tackle the pandemic and its aftermath must be in line with the Paris Agreement”, says NAME. 

(Feel free to remove and add more qoutes to make it reflect the situation of your local group!)

For further questions or interviews XXX will be available via the contact data listed below. We will keep you informed about the details concerning the planning of the protests in CITY/COUNTRY. 

Contact data: 

Name: 

Mail: 

Phone: Further information: www.fridaysforfuture.org

Español

Este otoño, el movimiento juvenil Fridays For Future hace un llamado para el próximo día de
acción global. El 25 de Septiembre se llevará a cabo la primera manifestación global del
2020, de acuerdo con las circunstancias específicas de cada país y localidad en razón del
COVID-19.


En los últimos meses la pandemia del COVID-19 forzó a lxs activistas a buscar nuevas
formas de protesta, como lo es el activismo digital, para demandar y luchar por la justicia
climática.


Los próximos meses y años serán cruciales para garantizar un camino seguro por debajo del aumento de 1.5 ° C en la temperatura media global, un objetivo establecido en el Acuerdo de París. Si
queremos minimizar los riesgos irreversibles que significa esta subida de la temperatura,
necesitamos actuar ya, ahora, es por esto que es fundamental que la crisis climática no
quede olvidada por la crisis sanitaria global del Coronavirus. Fridays For Future seguirá
protestando hasta cuando se deje de explotar y violentar a la naturaleza. Por razones de
seguridad y salud pública y de nuestrxs activistas tomaremos controles de sanidad y en
casos donde las protestas no puedan ser en físico, se harán de manera virtual.


“La pandemia nos ha enseñado que lxs políticxs tienen en su poder la capacidad de actuar
rápido y utilizando toda la ciencia a su disposición. Pero ni en medio de una pandemia la
crisis climática se puede dejar de lado. No se han tomado las medidas efectivas para
disminuir las emisiones de Gases Efecto Invernadero a nivel mundial. Los billones de
dólares que se están destinando para hacerle frente a la pandemia tienen que alinearse con
la implementación del Acuerdo de París” (agregar su nombre)

(Siéntase libre de usar otras citas para reflejar la problemática local de su grupo)

Para más preguntas o entrevistas se puede contactar con la siguiente persona:


Datos para ser contactadx:
Nombre:
Correo:
Número de teléfono:


Les estaremos brindando más información acerca la planeación de las protestas.
Más información en: www.fridaysforfuture.org