No Planet B
“Climate action now!”
“I’m only wee, leave some Earth for me”
“There is no Planet B”
On Friday 20th September the Cumbernauld Living Landscape team were proud to join the thousands of children and adults who marched to Glasgow’s George Square as part of the global Climate Strike. It might seem odd to join a climate strike when you work for an environmental organisation, but we knew that we had to add our voices to those of the young people who are leading this inspiring movement. Started by 16-year-old Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg, in the past year there have been hundreds of school climate strikes across the globe. The world’s youth are demanding that decision-makers take bolder steps towards tackling the climate crisis and ending the catastrophic biodiversity loss that the world is currently facing.
Greta may be the face of the movement but there are countless others taking action alongside her, including here in Scotland.
Greta may be the face of the movement but there are countless others taking action alongside her, including here in Scotland. The Natural Connections project at Cumbernauld Living Landscape is supporting young people who want to do more to protect their local greenspaces, providing them with the knowledge, confidence and skills they need to be the change they want to see in the world. We are continuously inspired by the curiosity, enthusiasm and determination of the young people we engage with in our local schools.
Young people have been calling for adults to join them and their message has been clear “You must take action, you must do the impossible. Because giving up can never be an option”. So here we are, taking action. Will you join us next time?