For 8 Fridays this summer, from June 28th to August 16th, Earth Uprising is inviting all climate organizations and #FridaysforFuture movement strikers, to target their Friday strikes towards 8 different sectors of society.
This week’s strikes call on the news media to effectively cover the climate crisis. In April of this year, journalists Mark Hertsgaard and Kyle Pope wrote “The media are complacent while the world burns”. Journalists are now leading a campaign to #CoverClimateNow, therefore, Fridays for Future is joining the call to action, and will use this strike to demand more climate crisis coverage from the news media.
We are encouraging strikers to relocate, or theme, their Friday strikes to bring awareness to the areas of society requiring deep transformation to address the climate crisis prior to the United Nations Climate Summit in September 2019.
Each week Earth Uprising, and all the participants of #ClimateStrikeSummer, will be calling on the press, journalists, scholars, authors, researchers, politicians and many others, to comment and write about the issue of the week – with the greatest focus on a call for solutions.