National Climate Rally
May 15th- alternative actions announced
Although Climate Disruption remains the single biggest threat to us and our non-human neighbours, the student climate strike movement has opted to protect people’s immediate safety by cancelling the physical rallies on May 15th.
No doubt some creative alternatives will emerge, which we expect to support to the best of our ability, with your help.
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The Uniting Church NSW.ACT was the first major institution to endorse the global school strike for climate. See why we are supporting the student strikers, and read this great letter from the Principal of Newington College in support.
See also why we support scientifically credible, morally responsible climate action generally.
In September 2019, Uniting Church members and Uniting staff rallied in response to the Synod’s resolution to support urgent climate action, and especially young people in their call for inter generational justice.
Hundreds of church members gathered for worship at Pitt St in Sydney, before joining about 80 Uniting staff in the march down to the public rally of 80,000. Members and staff in other locations around the state also joined in, including in Coffs Harbour, where Rev. Dr Jason John, one of Uniting’s Earth Advocates, addressed the crowd.
Keep scrolling to hear from our students, and enjoy the photos from September…
“Does anybody care?” Konross Wolaroi students on climate change
MLC student responds to climate inaction
Knox students commit to climate action