#FridaysForFuture is a movement that began in August 2018, after 15 years old Greta Thunberg sat in front of the Swedish parliament every schoolday for three weeks, to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis. She posted what she was doing on Instagram and Twitter and it soon went viral.
On the 8th of September, Greta decided to continue striking every Friday until the Swedish policies provided a safe pathway well under 2-degree C, i.e. in line with the Paris agreement.
The hashtags #FridaysForFuture, #SchoolStrike4Climate and #ClimateStrike spread and many students and adults began to protest outside of their parliaments and local city halls all over the world. This has also inspired the Belgium Thursday school strikes.
On March 15, 2019, Greta called out a school strike for the climate in over 2233 places in 128 countries around the world. Over 1.5 million students heeded the voice of Greta that, “Everyone is welcome. Everyone is needed. Let’s change history. And let’s never stop for as long as it takes.”
At the end of the strike, Greta said that these students proved that it does matter what you do and that no one is too small to make a difference.
You too can organise your own climate strike to save our world.
Hear Greta speaks at TedTalks Stockholm: