Employees of the South West London Environment Network will be joining the Climate Strike on Friday 20th September in solidarity with millions of others worldwide to call for climate justice and an end to fossil fuel dependence.
As a charity that exists to conserve and protect the environment through engaging and empowering grassroots communities to take action, we know that change happens when people join-together under a shared banner and common goal!
We believe that we must think global and act local if we are going to reverse the damage already done and leave a planet fit for our children and grandchildren. An emergency of this scale needs unprecedented global action coordinated from the ground-up!
We are striking on Friday because:
- 200 species go extinct every day, 1000 times the natural rate
- The 2018 U.N. climate report gives us 12 years to cut emissions by 50% to avoid catastrophe
- 10% of the world’s population will be climate refugees by 2050, with rising sea levels and crop failure
- Our carbon emissions continue to go up, despite global government pledges
- A rubbish truck of plastic is dumped into the ocean every single minute
- By 2048 there will be no fish left in our oceans at the current rate of over-fishing and pollution
- We are the first generation to know what we’re doing and the last generation to be able to stop it
We are striking because collectively we have the power to enact positive change and that it is our duty to use our talents, resources and voices to help mitigate the climate and ecological crisis!
If not you, who? If not now, when?
The staff and Trustees of the South West London Environment Network