Youth Gathering Together for a Climate Strike in Davis
A diverse coalition of youth-led and adult-led individuals and organizations is planning an intergenerational day of strike on Friday, September 20, in solidarity with a Global Climate Strike. The #FridaysforFuture movement, launched by Swedish teen Greta Thunberg and co-led by Davis-connected Alexandria Villasenor (@alexandriaV2005), is asking youth and adults worldwide to walk out of school and places of work, launching an entire week of climate action ending the following Friday, September 27.
Youth and adults worldwide will walk out of their homes and workplaces to demand climate justice and emergency action to tackle the climate crisis. A group of determined youth and adults would like to see a big showing here in Davis.
This past March a small group of elementary and some high schoolers gathered in front of the library with supportive parents. Read more about that event here.
A group of elementary and high school students met again this past Monday and shared their vision for a healthier world, staring with the basics of reducing greenhouse gasses to “less factory farming.” Other asks from the students, from second grade to high school senior, included:
- Reduce plastics in the trash
- Stop burning the Amazon
- Less cars
- Stop clear cutting
- More bikes
- Government take more action
- Consume less
- Make climate change not a political issue
- More electric cars
- More recycling
- More public transit and access
- More people acknowledge climate change
- More people to work on change
Graphical notes were recorded from the youth meeting held this past Monday.
Student organizers are asking community members to spread the word and make it big! Youth and supportive parents plan to write letters to community members, civic leaders, business owners, and more to invite them to join in the strike, support their actions, and pledge to work harder to ensure a better future.
Amber C.A., Davis High School Senior, Class of 2020, spoke at the Cool Davis Coalition meeting to spread the word and garner support. Community activist Lynne Nittler shared photos from the worldwide movement and the local one here in Davis on March 15, 2019.
If you or your group is interested in 1) helping to organize, 2) spreading the word, or 3) both:
Join the Davis Futures Forum and Yolo Mobility, Cool Davis working groups, as they host guest speaker Susan Handy, Director of the National Center for Sustainable Transportation, who will offer her perspective on the current planning for I-80 traffic congestion and the Yolo Causeway. Her presentation will be followed by a diverse panel who will give us their thoughts about the Caltrans I-80 Corridor Master Plan and the associated widening project planned within Yolo County.
DATE: Thursday December 7th
TIME: 7:00 pm
LOCATION: Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Davis CA
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A stroll in the park with a few sprinkles! Cool Davis staff and SVCC Fellows spreading the word about the Yolo County #yolocaap workshop opportunity set for this Friday before and during 2nd Friday ArtAbout with Davis Creek residents (MHVillage.com). [Check out the cool solar panels in the background!] We want to hear their vision ... and yours ... for a resilient, healthy, and equitable future! Drop by between 4pm -7pm at Davis Odd Fellows 415 Second Street Davis City Yolo County Climate Action and Sustainability decolores.org/ Sign up for reminders: tinyurl.com/bw53bdmv Learn more: YoloCAAP.org ... See MoreSee Less
This Friday DEC 8!!!!!