Christian Aid Scotland staff will be taking part in the Global Climate Strike on 20 September 2019.
Find out how you can join us on the streets or from your desk.
Young people have woken up much of the world with their powerful Fridays for Future school strikes for the climate.
The world is dealing with devastating climate breakdown and hurtling towards dangerous tipping points. Young people are calling on millions of us to join the global climate strikes in September, just ahead of a UN emergency climate summit. Christian Aid stands in solidarity with those impacted by climate change and alongside the worldwide youth strike movement. You can read our full position here.
On Friday 20 September, a global strike will be held in hundreds of towns and cities worldwide, including at a dozen locations in Scotland
Will you stand together with Christian Aid Scotland?
People in the communities where Christian Aid works have faced the realities of the climate crisis for many years. We stand in solidarity with them to campaign for the big system changes needed to turn the crisis around.
Volunteer to be a Steward
Could you be a steward at a climate march? We are looking for over 18s to steward the climate marches in Edinburgh and Glasgow on Friday 20 September. To sign up to take part email email@example.com
Bring the strike to school
If you can’t leave school to strike, bring the strike to school. We will provide an assembly outline for schools who would like to express concern for the environment during the school day on 20 September.
This will be available from 10 September at caid.org.uk/schools/school-strike
Week of Action
The Global Climate Strike is the just the start of a week of action. Keep up to date with plans in Scotland via the Scottish Youth Climate Strike website.
Important small print
Young people under the age of 18 who wish to demonstrate their concern by joining the strike must obtain parental permission. We would remind parents that they assume responsibility for the safety of their children when not in school. Please note that the Global Climate Strike is a mass event within a public space. Anyone joining the strike does so at their own risk.