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Global Youth Climate Strike
We were back to an in-person event for 2022!
Young people worldwide will be closing their textbooks, walking out of their classrooms, and striking for bold #ClimateAction. Check out the photos and video from our 2022 event here!
Our 2020 Virtual Climate Strike
Alaska Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA) started planning a Earth Day Climate Strike in early 2020. However, when news of COVID-19 broke, and social distancing measures were put into place, youth had to find a new approach to make the strike possible. With this frame of mind, they came up with the Alaska Digital Youth Climate Strike: a two-hour live stream full of inspiring speeches from youth all across the state, fun music, and the chance to connect with others and maintain community in this difficult time. This strike was built with the minds of youth climate justice leaders statewide from Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Sitka, Unalaska, and more. Watch the video below.
About the Strikes
Young Alaskans have joined youth around the globe by taking part in climate strikes across the state. Alaskan youth have organized strikes in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Homer, Mat-Su, Valdez, Cordova, Haines, Sitka and Soldotna. Other youth-led climate actions have taken 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 urge the Dunleavy Administration to reinstate the Climate Action Leadership Team and ask Senator Murkowski to support the 100% Clean Energy Economy Bill. Stay tuned for more information about the next #climatestrike.
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 >>