Youth Climate Strike

Friday, September 20th, Young Alaskans joined youth around the globe by taking part in local Climate Strikes across the state. Alaskan youth asked adults to strike with them in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Homer, Mat-Su, Valdez, Cordova, Haines, Sitka and Soldotna. Other youth-led climate actions took place in Unalaska, Ketchikan, Dillingham, Twin Hills, Bethel, Chuathbaluk, Brevig Mission, Chevak, and more. These actions put a spotlight on key climate justice fights taking place throughout our state and across the globe. Alaskan youth demand that elected leaders take bold climate action. They urged the Dunleavy administration to reinstate the Climate Action Leadership Team and encourage Senator Murkowski to support the 100% Clean Energy Economy Bill. Join us for the next climate strike on November 29.

Fairbanks AYEA's 17 demands:
  • No Pebble Mine
  • Protect Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
  • Implement co-management of all Indigenous lands
  • Golden Valley Electric Association reduce carbon emissions
  • Unified rail-belt
  • Add climate change to school curriculum
  • Make schools more energy efficient
  • Stop use of fossil fuels
  • Add young people to climate change task force
  • Fund Alaska Grown
  • Ban plastic bags
  • Ban single use plasticware in schools
  • Save future generations
  • Be a voice for Arctic wildlife
  • Transition to 100% clean energy
  • Climate Justice for people most impacted by the climate crisis
  • Stop poisoning our waters
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About the US Youth Climate Strike Movement

The youth of America, are striking because the science says there are just a few years left to transform our energy system, reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, and prevent the worst effects of climate change. World leaders have yet to acknowledge, prioritize, or properly address our climate crisis and marginalized communities across our nation —especially communities of color, disabled communities, and low- income communities— are already disproportionately impacted by climate change. With their futures at stake, the youth are calling for radical legislative action to combat climate change and its countless detrimental effects on the American people. Learn more about the US Youth Climate Strikes >>