Lopez Island will join 150 countries around the world for the Global Climate Strike at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20. Come join youth, Lopez students and adults on the green behind Blossom Grocery for a march through the Village. Why march? https://globalclimatestrike.net/ urges:
“With the consequences of climate change becoming ever more clear and dire with each passing day, a new powerful wave of the climate movement has been swelling up over the last couple of years. Young people around the world have been rising up to defend our future, and have been going on strike — every week, all over the planet – for months. On September 20, for the first time, the adults are joining us. Led by a diverse coalition of youth-led and adult-led organizations, September 20 is an intergenerational day of striking that will launch an entire week of climate action across the world.
Young people have woken up much of the world with their powerful Fridays for Future school strikes for the climate. As we deal with devastating climate breakdown and hurtle towards dangerous tipping points, young people are calling on millions of us across the planet to disrupt business as usual by joining the global climate strikes on September 20, just ahead of a UN emergency climate summit, and again on Sept. 27.
Together, we will sound the alarm and show our politicians that business as usual is no longer an option. The climate crisis won’t wait, so neither will we.”
Lopezians are encouraged to come join this movement by creating signs, festooning bicycles, decorating electric and hybrid vehicles and joining the march which begins behind Blossom Grocery. The route will follow Fisherman Bay Road, turn left at Week’s Road, march past the post office, and turn left on Lopez Road to go through the village. Then a right on Fisherman Bay Road past the Library and Fire Station and to the Dump. The march will return to Blossom on Fisherman Bay Road. Please join us for this powerful statement that it is time to prioritize the planet.