Updated: Apr 11, 2019

Press Release for Sheffield Youth Climate Strike on 15/03/2019


Sheffield Student Strikes on Friday 15th March

• At 11AM on Friday 15th March, Sheffield students will be gathering outside

Sheffield Town Hall to demonstrate against the destruction of their future.

• Sheffield's school and university students will join pupils around the world in

calling on governments to act in the biggest youth climate strike yet.

With over 200 species going extinct each day it is CLEAR that our planet is in a

state of absolute emergency.

'Adults keep saying we owe it to the young people to give them hope, but I don't

want your hope. I want you to act as if the house is on fire, because it is.'

In the words of Greta Thunberg (16-year-old climate activist and founder of the

#fridays4future campaign), it seems there is no choice left but for the kids of today

to take action, begging governments to slam down the breaks on climate change,

fossil fuel emissions and plastic pollution. Thousands of students worldwide plan to

walk out of school on March 15th to join protests in over 80 countries, gaining

publicity for the right to have a foreseeable future. The youth climate strike

movement enables young people to find a voice in the chaos and fight

(non-violently, of course) for their generation. We need to panic.



Extinction Rebellion Sheffield:

● Nathan Strathdee; 07741490906

For comment or information about UKSCN (UK Student’s Climate Network) who are

coordinating the strikes, please contact Jake Woodier on 07596 205 947, or

Notes to Editors

● More information can be found at

● UK youth strikes are being organised and coordinated by a coalition of young

climate change activists and organisations including YouthStrike4Climate, UK

Student Climate Network and the UK Youth Climate Coalition.

● Follow social media: Facebook: @Strike4Youth & @UKSCN, Instagram:

@youthstrike4climate & @ukscn, Twitter: @Strike4Youth & @UKSCN1:

#YouthStrike4Climate #Fridays4Future #Youth4ClimateJustice

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