Maui Climate Strike
4pm – 6:30pm at UHMC
On Friday, September 20th at 4pm, there will be a youth-led rally and sign waving event at UHMC. The event will begin with a short rally on the UH Maui College’s “great lawn,” followed by sign waving on Kaʻahumanu Avenue at 4:30 pm. After the sign waving, there will be live music, short speeches by youth climate activists, and educational tables by environmental organizations working on various climate change related initiatives.
The event is hosted by the Student Ohana for Sustainability Club at Maui College (“SOS”) and planned in collaboration with Hawaiʻi Youth Climate Strike, The Climate Reality Project Hawaiʻi Chapter, 350.org, Sierra Club Maui Chapter, Maui Huliau Foundation, and Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own homemade signs and a reusable water bottle, as this is a zero waste event.
As part of the Global Climate Strike with over 2,500 events planned world-wide, Maui youth are planning a series of three events with the support of various local and national environmental organizations. These events are open to the public, welcoming all ages to attend.
The Global Climate Strike was inspired by Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist and founder of the #FridaysForFuture movement. The global events run from September 20th to the 27th, surrounding the United Nations Climate Action Summit on September 23rd, where Greta will speak to the UN. The Global Climate Strike calls on individuals worldwide to join youth in the streets for global climate strikes, and a week worth of actions, demanding an end to the age of fossil fuels and climate justice for everyone.