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.
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.
|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.
|International Partners within Global Climate Strike|
|ActionAid International||Amnesty International|
|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 is a consortium of major organizations coordinating for the Sept. 20 - 27 events. Major participating organizations are listed in the table below.
|International Partners within Earth Strike|
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 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 "email@example.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