Fridays for Future, (also known as Youth for Climate and Youth Strike 4 Climate) is an international movement of school students who are deciding not to attend classes and instead take part in demonstrations to demand action to prevent further global warming and climate change. Publicity and widespread organising began when the climate activist Greta Thunberg staged an action in August 2018 outside the Swedish parliament, holding a sign that read “Skolstrejk för klimatet” (“School strike for the climate”). She has inspired countless students worldwide to take to the streets on Fridays instead of going to school to get more attention to her cause and demonstrate against current climate change policies.
On Friday May 24th, just before the European elections, thousand of children and young people took over the streets of 270 cities in Germany and more than 120 countries worldwide in order to support FridaysForFuture march in order to draw attention to the importance of the European elections for our global climate.
Youth worldwide has been uniting and seeking justice for climate change, understanding that progress for the few ends up being progress for no one. They reject hypocrisy of politicians and their parents and taking responsibility of environmental and climate protection on their generation, and protest against destruction of their future, at cost of sacrificing education.
Fridays For Future in Berlin (pictured above) started in afternoon at Brandenburg Gate and took a round through the center and around the government district . According to sources, around 15,000 participants were on the streets past Friday.
The Enviro Sustain Team was present in Berlin, Hamburg and other cities to support dedicated young protesters as a part company’s philosophy about holistic environmental sustainability approach.
PhotoCredit: Joffrey Umbdenstock