Brewing instructions:There are many ways to get involved in climate strikes and protests:
Check with your workplace, school, or local community to see if any action is already being planned.
If there is, ask them how you can best help to organise, or if they need additional help to get things set up. Talking with others to get them on board is also a great way to help.
If there's no plan in place, it's time to get organising!
This guide from 350.org has a comprehensive overview of how to organise a climate strike, even if it's just action taking place at lunch time at work.
Help spread the word - talking with others about why you want to strike is a great way to bring people on board, the more people willing to strike, the more the message spreads.
Why is this important?
Over the past year or so, the climate strikes, school strikes, and non-violent peaceful protests from groups like Extinction Rebellion have helped change the conversation around climate breakdown. Bringing it into the forefront of people's minds and ensuring governments across the globe declare and act on the climate emergency.
Causing disruption through peaceful protest and strike action is a drop in the ocean compared to the disruption that will affect the world if nothing is done to help tackle the climate emergency.
The more people come together, the more people take notice.