Join the Global Climate Strike—On September 20, 2019, students around the world are striking to demand climate action. Join us as we ask our leaders to support just climate policies that drastically lower carbon emissions and prioritize climate change immediately.
The Ignatian Carbon Challenge and the Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology invite you to plan a strike at your school. Strike resources below include ideas for prayer, action, and advocacy.
No longer in school? No problem. People of all ages are welcome to participate.
To find a strike already happening near you, please visit the U.S. Climate Strike map.
Use this Climate Strike Prayer Service with your group during a school assembly or as a way to begin your strike with a prayerful tone.
Pick one of four collective actions to reduce your institution’s carbon emission on September 20, 2019.
- Electricity: Shut off lights across campus for one hour.
- Transportation: Plan a walk, bike, public transit, or carpool to campus event.
- Agriculture: Serve only plant-based meals in the cafeteria.
- Carbon Sequestration: Plant a tree or trees on campus or in your community.
Why these actions? According to the EPA, three of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States are from burning fossil fuels for electricity (27.5 %), transportation (28.9%), and agriculture (9%). Each of the suggested actions addresses one of these areas and will have the greatest impact on reducing carbon emissions for the day.
In addition to reducing carbon emissions, we also need to capture carbon that is already in the atmosphere which is why we are asking campuses to consider planting trees.
Send a letter to your Senators asking them to support The International Climate Accountability Act (S. 1743) which calls on the United States to make a plan to meet emissions standards set by the Paris Climate Agreement.
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