From the Streets to Solutions
Earth Guardians is organizing hundreds of our youth crews from around the world to take place in the upcoming historic event, Global Climate Strike, taking place on September 20 in advance of the UN Youth Climate Summit to be held in NYC the week after.
But we are also ready to take it FROM THE STREETS TO SOLUTIONS by addressing the question : What is our call to action AFTER the Strikes? What can we ALL do to draw down the dangerous levels of carbon that is tipping our planet towards catastrophe?
Drawdown is the point at which levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and then steadily decline, ultimately reversing climate change.
WE DON'T HAVE TIME TO WAIT for our leaders to change policy. Earth Guardians is offering concrete steps we can all take, right NOW.
Over the past 27+ years, Earth Guardians has led the way towards the surge of youth movements we are witnessing today. From our Silence into Action Strike that over a million people joined world wide on December 12, 2014 to our global climate strike in conjunction with COP 21 in Paris - where youth joined together to demand governments and companies move away from fossil fuels - Earth Guardians has activated young leaders from all over the globe.
Why We Are Walking
We are walking out to step up efforts to keep fossil fuels in the ground
We are walking out for an immediate and rapid shift to renewable energy
We are walking out to support and highlight frontline communities who are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change
A letter from our Global Crew Director (17 years old) and active climate striker
“In the US, we have seen an influx of youth engagement as youth planned school walkout strikes on March 15th, 2019. Most youth have been striking once a week to once a month, but they are ready to take clear steps of action. They are looking for a platform where youth can take action after striking, and begin to build a world that is just and regenerative. Well, how are we going to do that?
Hundreds of youth contact us daily since the youth strikes began, eager to start their own Earth Guardians Crew to initiate strikes through both Friday For Future and US Climate Strikes campaigns. Earth Guardians has been doing this for close to thirty years and our whole organization is based around creating that space for youth to take the next steps for action. In 2012, we inspired millions of youth to walk out on for the Paris Climate Agreements. In 2010, Itzcuauhtli went on a 30 day silent strike to bring awareness to the inaction of our politicians! One could say we’ve been around the block a few times :)
As Global Crew Director, I am committing to connecting our crews and providing them with the right tools and resources so that they can become the most effective change makers. Literally, taking it “from the streets to solutions.” We are here to connect them.”
Earth Guardians Youth Climate Strikes Videos
This is a teenage riot – kids across the world are changing the planet’s future through peaceful protest and a demand to be heard.
Starring: Greta Thunberg, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, and Jamie Margolin
Fridays for Future - During the week of March 15th 2019, there were at least 1.6 million strikers on all 7 continents, in more than 125 countries. Earth Guardians youth continue to strike every Friday with other youth across the planet, demanding a livable future!
Over a million people joined worldwide on December 12th, 2014 in Silence with Earth Guardian Itzcuauhtli Martinez! His message - We can't wait on world leaders to stand up for our future. We are the leaders we have been waiting for!