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As the Youth Climate Strike Wraps Up, What Should We Do Next?


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School attendance records hit a low on Friday, March 15 — but for the best reason. Students from all over the world skipped school for the day, instead participating in the Youth Climate Strike. But just because the strike will be over come sundown does not mean our work here is done. In fact, it's only just beginning, because there is still so much more we can do to combat climate change. If you want help further these efforts, here are three simple actions you can take right now.

Firstly, here's a little more background on the strike, which all started in August 2018, when Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg skipped school to sit on the steps of Stockholm's parliament building. Since then, she has inspired other students around the world to join her and skip school every Friday, in a movement called #FridaysForFuture. Over the past few months, that movement has built up to the Youth Climate Strike, where students are demanding that local and national leaders make a better effort to fight against climate change.