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The Earth Strike Has Been Endorsed by Greta Thunberg — Here's What You Need to Know

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Greta Thunberg is no stranger to strikes. Every Friday since August, the 16-year-old activist has gone on strike from school, instead opting to picket outside of the Swedish Parliament. So it's no surprise that this week, while spreading word about the climate crisis in London, Greta agreed that it was time for a general strike. In fact, one is already in the works: the Earth Strike. Read on to learn all about the upcoming Earth Strike, how you can get involved, and why Greta thinks a general strike is the best solution when it comes to mitigating climate change.

According to its website, the Earth Strike is a general strike to save the planet, and it is "demanding immediate climate action from governments and corporations worldwide." The group is targeting "institutions of production," aka the small group of large companies who are causing colossal greenhouse gas emissions. While it's important to make lifestyle changes at the individual level, Earth Strike believes that the bulk of the blame for climate change should be put on these large companies, as opposed to individual consumers, since they create so many emissions.