Global Climate Strike demonstrates mass movement to address climate change

On Sept. 20, cities and towns across the globe swelled with an estimated 4 million activists demanding their governments address climate change. Led by students and supported by hundreds of organizations including the AFT, the uprising, held days before the Sept. 23 United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York, is thought to be the largest demonstration for climate action in history, and it underscored young people’s passionate commitment to saving the planet.

Members of Rutgers AAUP-AFT (the Rutgers University chapter of the American Association of University Professors), many of whom are climate scientists, followed rallying students across campus and urged action on a strong Green New Deal.

Members of the Raritan Valley Community College Faculty Federation are facilitating an Earth Strike event, Thursday, September 26, from noon-2 p.m., held in the RVCC courtyard at the College’s Branchburg campus. The Earth Strike event will feature speakers representing the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, the Sierra Club, and Earth Strike NYC. Presenters will address a range of topics including the Energy Innovation Act (HR763), climate change’s impact on New Jersey, and how people can get involved in the movement for climate justice.

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