About Global Climate Strike Week In San Antonio, 2019
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Global Climate Strike Week: San Antonio
Updates on San Antonio's activities in support of Global Climate Strike Week have been moved to the "San Antonio Events - Supporting the Global Climate Strike" page: http://bit.ly/30NnSLr.

Roots of the Week

In August 2018, 15-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunberg began the first school strike for climate simply by leaving school to sit in front of the Swedish parliament in protest.

  • She presented before TEDx Stockholm in November 2018, and has made speeches during globally significant events since.
  • Her advocacy has helped generate a worldwide student movement and student climate activist groups worldwide, including Fridays for Future and Global Climate Strike.
  • In May 2019, she received a Nobel Peace Prize nomination for climate activism.
  • She sailed across the Atlantic, arriving in New York City on August 28, 2019 with plans to participate in the U.N. Climate Action Summit in New York on September 23, 2019.
  • Global Climate Strike Week: National / International Participants and Events
    There are many groups and individuals taking action, some spontaneously, some as part of an organized network. I have grouped together those working together under their own "umbrella" (in a table) to show the relationships as their meta-organizations show them.

    The United Nations
    United Nations Climate Action Summit 23 September 2019
    Youth Climate Summit at the United Nations 21 September 2019

    Social Media: UN Climate Change Twitter, UN Climate Change (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC) Facebook, UN Act Now

    U.S. Climate Strike

    U.S. Climate Strike is a consortium of major organizations coordinating for the Sept. 20 - 27 events. Major participating organizations are listed in the table below.
    The information in this table is available thru the U.S. Climate Strike's About page.
    Social Media: U.S. Climate Strike has US Youth Climate Strike on Facebook, a Texas group Climate Strike TX on Facebook and Climate Strike TX on Twitter.

    Youth Coalition within U.S. Climate Strike
    Earth Uprising   Earth Guardians   Extinction Rebellion   Fridays For Future
    Future Coalition   Sunrise Movement   Youth Climate Strike   Zero Hour
    Adult Coalition within U.S. Climate Strike
    Movement Partners within U.S. Climate Strike
    198 methods 350 Charlotte 350 Vermont
    Alliance for Climate Education Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments     American Federation of Teachers
    Ben & Jerry�s Homemade, Inc. Berkshire Environmental Action Team Center for Biological Diversity
    Blue Future Children’s Environmental Health Network Climate Guides
    Climate Reality Climate Reality Youth Working Group Common Defense
    Do Something Defend our Future Earth Guardians
    Elders Climate Action Environmental Defense Fund imatter
    Indivisible Leaders Network Johns Hopkins Public Health Labor Network for Sustainability
    League of Conservation Voters Let There Be Light International Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
    March For Science Mobilized.news Moms Clean Air Force
    MoveOn No Kill Magazine Oil Change International
    Our Kids’ Climate Oxfam People’s Climate Movement – NY
    Physicians for Social Responsibility     Progressive Democrats of America Rock the Earth (LCV Education Fund)
    Rootskeeper Seventh Generation Side With Love
    Sierra Student Coalition SunCommon The Climate Mobilization
    Tishman Center (New School)

    Global Climate Strike

    Global Climate Strike is a consortium of major organizations coordinating for the Sept. 20 - 27 events. Major participating organizations are listed in the table below.
    The information in this table is available thru the Global Climate Strike Partners page.
    Social Media: Global Climate Strike FB: Week for Future!, Facebook Community: Global Climate Strike. Not sure these two groups are related.

    International Partners within Global Climate Strike

    Action for Sustainable Development (A4SD)

    ActionAid International Amnesty International
    Avaaz CAN International Change.org
    Demand Climate Justice Earth Strike Extinction Rebellion
    Fridays for Future Friends of the Earth International Fund our Future
    Global Forest Coalition GreenFaith Greenpeace International
    Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) Indigenous Environment Network (IEN) International Student Environmental Coalition
    International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Oil Change International Open.net
    Our Kids’ Climate Oxfam Pan African Climate Justice Alliance
    Parents for Future Global War on Want World Wide Fund for Nature International (WWF)
    Yes! 4 Humanity 350.org
    North American Partners within Global Climate Strike
    Sunrise Movement Peoples Climate Movement Oil Change International
    Indigenous Environmental Network Center for Biological Diversity Greenpeace USA
    Amazon Watch 350.org 350 Canada
    Earth Guardians Friends of the Earth U.S. Food and Water Watch
    Elected Officials to Protect America People’s Action STAND.earth
    350 PDX Sierra Club Earth Strike Canada
    MN350 Climate Justice Alliance The Climate Mobilization
    Progressive Democrats of America Parents For Future Seattle The Climate Reality Project
    March for Science NextGen America Our Children’s Trust
    Climate Reality Youth Working Group     Seventh Generation Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
    198 methods Rock the Earth (LCV Education Fund) Rootskeeper
    Center for Popular Democracy Labor Network for Sustainability Hip Hop Caucus
    GreenFaith La Plan�te s’invite au Parlement Women’s March
    Climate Guides / Youth4Nature Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT)     Moms Clean Air Force
    Ben & Jerry�s Homemade, Inc. Our Children’s Trust No Kill Magazine
    350 Charlotte (NC, USA) David Gibson for US Senate Mobilized.news
    The New School Blue Future Peoples Climate Movement NY

    Earth Strike

    Earth Strike is a consortium of major organizations coordinating for the Sept. 20 - 27 events. Major participating organizations are listed in the table below.
    The information in this table is available thru Earth Strike's Supporters page.
    Social Media: • Earth Strike International Facebook | • International Coalition for Climate Twitter | • Earth Strike San Antonio Facebook

    International Partners within Earth Strike
    Extinction Rebellion
    Extinction Rebellion is fighting climate-induced mass extinction through civil disobedience. First established in the UK, their massive protests and sit-ins in London in November 2018 took the media by storm.
      Fridays For Future
    Fridays for Future is an environmental activist movement started by 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, whose scathing December 2018 speech to world leaders at a UN climate summit catapulted her to international prominence.
    United4Earth is a citizen lobbying organization, pressuring elected officials into passing climate protection legislation. They are jumpstarting this process with their Citizen Lobbying Tool, powered by over $13,000 in crowdfunded donations.
      IWW Environmental Unionist Caucus
    The IWW Environmental Unionist Caucus seeks to unite the labour movement and the environmental movement, to transition unsafe and unsustainable industry to one that meets the best labour and environmental standards.
    Youth Strike 4 Climate
    Millions of students across the world are taking direct action against ecological catastrophe by scheduling strikes throughout the year. Their first event is on February 15th.
      Demand Utopia
    Demand Utopia is focused on building and strengthening an ecosystem of local movements based on principles of horizontal democracy, co-federation, ecology, post-scarcity and social justice.
      Mutual Aid Disaster Relief
    Mutual Aid Disaster Relief is a grassroots disaster relief network based on the principles of solidarity, mutual aid, and autonomous direct action.

    U.S. Climate Strike within Texas

    U.S. Climate Strike has a Texas group: Climate Strike TX Facebook, which is also on Climate Strike TX Twitter. I have "friended" and had Facebook Messenger conversations with the "TX State Lead at US Youth Climate Strike," a woman named Virginia Gaffney. Virginia manages the Climate Strike TX social media presence.
    I was poking around the U.S. Climate Strike page, found an "events" map with a pin in San Antonio that said, "AlamoCity Strike // Friday, September 20, 2019 • 11:30 AM // City Hall Steps // 100 Military Plaza // San Antonio, TX 78205". The host contact information for the event was "diana.atx73@gmail.com". Now, first of all, the use of "ATX" in her email tells me she's probably from Austin, like Virginia is. Second of all, the City Hall Steps are fenced off because City Hall is being gutted and remodeled -- the people who posted that don't seem to know that this is what the steps of City Hall look like now. But I honestly appreciate the hell out of SOMEBODY trying!!!
    So I wrote Diana an email in which I gave her my contact information and said, "I anticipate from your email (�ATX�) that you�re in Austin� let�s work together! Please give me a call or email as soon as it makes sense for you, since the week is rolling up on us super fast, and we all want to make this week just blow up to be great!"
    Also, traded texts in Facebook Messenger with Virginia Gaffney. She wrote, "Brightest auto-generates listings for events like ours so people can automatically email us about their interest and YES! I am the State Lead for Climate Strike TX, the Texas chapter of the US Youth Climate Strike which is part of the youth climate coalition." This was in reference to pages like San Antonio Climate Strike (September 20). That page is something of a fishing operation... IF people do a search for activity in San Antonio, OR they use the Climate Justice Action Map, those are both "brightest.io" automatic pages. "Brightest auto-generates listings for events like ours so people can automatically email us about their interest..." I'm hoping to convince her to partner with us, since she's in Austin and they don't have people on the ground in San Antonio. We do.

    Other Ways to Join In

  • Sunrise Movement => When you Pledge to #ClimateStrike on September 20th! you get an email giving you access to register for the Aug 28, 2019 08:30 PM (Eastern Time) Webinar launching Sunrise's Climate Strike campaign.
  • Because the Global Climate Strike is by and for youth, how do the adults join in? => 350.org's How to stand with young climate strikers
  • * Brightest * automatically generated by U.S. Climate Strike => Climate Justice Action Map
  • * Brightest * automatically generated by U.S. Climate Strike => San Antonio Climate Strike (September 20) Sept. 20, 2019, 11:30 A.M. - 1 P.M.