Alexandra Mae Jones, CTVNews.ca writer
TORONTO — This Friday, students and protesters will be hitting the streets again across Canada and the world for another round of global climate strikes. Here’s what you need to know.
Wasn’t the global climate strike last Friday?
Yes! Sept. 20 was the kick-off for a week of climate activities, with two global climate strikes planned on Sept. 20 and Sept. 27. The UN emergency climate summit was held on Sept. 23, in between the two climate strike dates. The global strikes were inspired by #FridaysForFuture, a movement following Swedish activist Greta Thunberg’s call for students to strike.
According to Global Climate Strike Net, a website run by 350.org that is tracking the different climate strikes across the planet, having more than one strike so close together helps to keep the momentum going.
“There is huge power in sustained action week after week to match the scale of the climate emergency,” the website reads.
This Friday’s strike joins the Earth Strike to create one enormous environmental strike.