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Bundaberg school students & workers join global #ClimateStrike, demanding urgent action on climate crisis
More than 20,000 to strike at 10/12 events across Queensland, joining millions worldwide
Demand no new fossil fuels, 100% renewables, funding for just transitions & jobs
Hundreds of Bundaberg school students and workers will join more than 20,000 Queenslanders—and millions worldwide— in downing pens and tools as part of the world’s largest #climatestrike, calling for all governments to commit to:
- No new coal, oil and gas projects, including the Adani mine.
- 100% renewable energy generation and exports by 2030
- Funds for a just transition and job creation for all fossil-fuel industry workers and communities.
The #ClimateStrike comes three days before world leaders meet in New York for the UN Emergency Climate Summit.
Hurley Gatley, student from St Luke's Anglican School, said, “As a young person in Bundaberg I think climate change is the biggest challenge facing this area. We are seeing the impacts through the work I do with hatchling marine loggerhead turtles, a population already at risk,” he said.
“I think it is super important that young people are able to use their voice to stand up for one of the biggest issues we face as a generation. That's why I'm striking to demand that action is taken to stop the burning of fossil fuels that are driving climate change," said Gatley.
Inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, teenagers in regional Victoria kicked off the school strike movement in Australia last October, with 20,000 students striking nationally in November and then 150,000 in March. An even larger attendance is expected on September 20 as concern about the climate crisis grows. For more information: www.schoolstrike4climate.com
Details of Bundaberg #ClimateStrike:
WHEN: Friday, 20 September
WHERE: Buss Park, Bundaberg
Press Conference: 11:45am at Buss Park, Bundaberg
TIME: 12pm - 2pm