We demand climate action
We empower communities to act
We fight for our futures
Digital Strike on April 3rd
With the rapid growth of the coronavirus in Scotland, our major strikes have ceased to be viable.
The in-person march and protest on April 3rd has been cancelled in all locations.
On April 3rd, we will be hosting a massive digital strike instead!
We will ask you to take pictures with your signs and post them with #ClimateStrikeOnline, tagging SYCS. It takes five minutes to do, but will gain high exposure if enough people do it!
Updates will follow here and on our social media.
Tell the Truth
A majority of the public is relatively indifferent to climate change and a lot of people don’t realise how much of an issue it is at the moment. There is very little time left to prevent climate change from becoming irreversible. The public must be educated on the subject so that they understand the necessity of doing their part to minimise their carbon footprint, and how to do so.
Carbon Neutral by 2030
Carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide are the three most prevalent greenhouse gases and their emissions must be curbed in order for climate change to be slowed down or reversed. In order to minimise emissions of these gases before it is too late, the government must implement initiatives to go carbon and emission neutral by 2030 and then go carbon negative.
Prioritise the climate crisis in education
The severity of climate change must be embedded more into the school curriculum than it is at present. Education is the first step towards lasting change, and communicating the severity of the issue from childhood would be extremely effective.
Implement a Scottish Green New Deal
The fights for climate justice and social justice are intrinsically linked; those who will suffer the most from the climate crisis are those who are already marginalised by our economic system.
The transition away from fossil fuels must not leave anyone behind. Everyone deserves equal opportunities, and so we must provide a just transition.
We need to make a system that works for everyone. A system which, free from the burden of private profit, values our wellbeing above all else. We can work towards this with a Green New Deal.