School strike and #StopAdani doorknock in Geelong

Great if you are able to promote and attend the Geelong School Strike for climate action outside Richard Marles’ office in Yarra Street, Geelong on Friday 23 November from 9am. 

Laura Kelly and Jude Corbet from Kardinia International College are organising the action — they’d love adults’ help with promotion and coming along on the day to support them, bring StopAdani signs, etc.

Listen to The Sustainable Hour’s six-minute interview with Laura Kelly and Jude Corbet which was broadcasted on The Pulse earlier today:

The podcast will be out soon. Also, tune in to The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse at 11am on the two Wednesdays 21 and 28 November for interviews with more of the kids and more information about the school strikes.

» Facebook event page for the Geelong action.

» Download the Geelong A4-poster for print

» More versions – including an editable version to add your own details – here:


Major school strike in Melbourne on Friday 30 November

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This is a message from 14 year old Harriet in Castlemaine, who is on strike from school to demand urgent action on climate change and an end to the Adani coal mine.

Dear Friend,

This month, my classmates and I started striking from school to demand that our politicians treat climate change for what it is — a crisis — and put an urgent end to terrible fossil fuel projects like Adani’s coal mine.1

We went on strike for 2 days last week and are now striking a day a week throughout November. We’ve put a call out to other kids across Australia and the response has been overwhelming! Now we’re inviting all of you, your kids, your friends, parents and anyone who cares about our future to join us at a Big School Walk Out near you at the end of November.

In the last week, kids have organised school walkouts all across the country — in every capital city and across regional Australia, from Townsville and the Whitsundays, to Lismore, Albury Wodonga, and regional Victoria.2

We have been overwhelmed by the support from people across Australia and overseas, flooded with media interest and had our hearts warmed to see how many people support us.

Now we need to take that support and channel it where it matters most — our politicians. We need to call them out for failing to protect us from climate change, and demand that they stop dirty fossil fuel projects like Adani’s coal mine.

Find a Big School Walk Out near you and join kids striking for urgent climate action.

At the walk outs, kids will speak about why they’re striking, we’ll play music and we’ll write letters to our leaders to demand that they act now to #StopAdani and urgently stop more damage to our precious climate.

With just a decade left to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we are fighting for our futures. We may be too young to vote but we can still make our voices count. We are in a climate crisis yet our politicians prefer to side with rich mining companies like Adani than do what it takes to ensure a decent future for kids everywhere.

Us kids didn’t create this problem but we’re going to do whatever it takes to help fix it and our politicians should too. We’re striking to show them how serious this has become.

Join us at your nearest Big School Walk Out later this month.

See you soon!
Harriet, for school kids striking for climate acton

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[1] Op-ed in The Age here and
[2] Australian students plan school strikes to protest against climate inaction. The Guardian, 7 November 2018.

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“#StopAdani Melbourne along with many other groups are holding a Funeral for Our Future next Saturday at 10:00 at Fed square. It should be fun! We are meeting at the Flinders st entrance to the square, not St Kilda Rd entrance.”


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