"Action is the Antidote to Despair" - Edward Abbey

Friday, September 25, 2020 at 09:00 AM · 2 rsvps

Shoe Strike for Climate Justice

Image: Catherina Gerritsen

Climate First! will be helping to organize a virtual shoe strike for climate justice on Friday, September 25, 2020. While many people aren't willing to attend actual protests and rallies during the world-wide pandemic, the climate youth movement, "Fridays For Future" (FFF), has been organizing shoe strikes around the world to encourage safe participation in its events. Please join us virtually on Sept. 25th with your own shoe strike to help spread awareness of how people on the front lines bear the brunt of the climate crisis.  

Here's how to do your own strike for climate justice in 3 easy steps:

1. Grab some pairs of shoes--as many as you got--and place them outside in a spot without shadows. Is it raining? Move your shoe strike indoors;

2. Make a sign that speaks to some injustice related to the climate; and   

Image: Ashley Kupiec, English at SUNY Geneseo

3. Take a photo of your shoes and legible sign. Then post your photo on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and/or other social media with a hashtag or two (eg. #climatejustice, #fridaysforfuture, #ClimateStrikeOnline).


From time to time, we'll gather-up some of the posts for climate justice, and share them on social media.

If questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact us at tconwell@climatefirst.us.