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Global Climate Strikes September 2019

On 20 September 2019 we'll be joining the Global Climate Strike and urging our decision-makers to take immediate climate action.

The strike coincides with a month-long exhibition, The Art of Activism, which we'll be hosting with theprintspace and The Guardian.

We'll also be helping people take climate action in their local areas, so don't miss out.

Top tips for first time protestors

Is this your first time at a public strike or demo?

Feeling a bit unsure about it all? Not a problem.

We've pooled 40 years of activism knowledge to share our top tips for first-timers, aimed at making your experience as enjoyable and safe as possible.

Strike a pose

Strikes and protests are awash with witty placards and imaginative props.

If you've got time, why not use our handy how-to guide on making your own sad Earth head (as seen on TV).

They're perfect for sharing on social media, and easy to spot in a crowd (which helps when you're trying to keep your group together!).

How to strike (and not get in trouble)

The Global Climate Strike on 20 September is a form of protest against the current climate crisis, and the lack of action from our global leaders.

It means missing work or school, which we know can be problematic for workers, students and parents (who can be fined if their child misses school).

That's why we've created template letters you can edit yourself. Even if you're not going, you can always send a letter voicing to your council voicing solidarity.

Visit the Art of Activism exhibition

The Art of Activism is a multi-artist exhibition and fundraiser hosted by The Guardian, theprintspace and Friends of the Earth at theprintspace gallery, London.

The exhibition, which is open 19 September 13 October, takes its inspiration from the darkly humorous placards that people create for demonstrations.

Buy prints. Visit the exhibition.

Act in solidarity

Whether its a family commitment or financial constraint, we understand that not everyone can join us on the strike on 20 September.

But it's very easy to show your support another way.

All you really need is 2 or more people, a camera, and a social media account.

Take action in your community

Strikes and protests are all about getting together with others for a common cause.

What better way to continue that sense of unity than joining with people in your community to take climate action?

Right now people across the country are forming Climate Action groups and working with local councils to make their communities more climate-friendly.

Will you join them?

It’s time to stand with young people and demand emergency action on climate breakdown. Whether it's for an hour or the whole day, join us on 20 September 2019.

Yes, I'll join the strike