On Friday, 20 September, children and families around the world will be leaving school and workplaces as part of the Global Climate Strike, a call for immediate action to avert climate disaster. The strike falls three days before the UN Emergency Climate Summit. In Australia, the School Strike 4 Climate is organising children to take the day off school to attend the a march at Treasury Gardens, Melbourne, starting at 2 pm.

Renew will support the strike by closing our office on Friday afternoon so staff members (and their children) can participate. We welcome Renew members to join us at the action in Treasury Gardens. You can meet us at our office in Melbourne’s CBD, 39 Little Collins St., Level 1, at 1:30 pm to gather before walking to the march. Renew shirts will be available for sale at our office before the march if you’d like to help us represent the organisation. Attend our event on Facebook here.

If you live outside of Melbourne, you can still participate in the Climate Strike. Find a list of events taking place around the country on the 20th here.