NEW YORK, NY — Two days after Greta Thunberg landed in New York City, youth leaders will strike outside the United Nations tomorrow, Friday, August 30th at 11am. Later Friday evening, and Saturday afternoon, youth strikers, community members, and climate activists will hold the first in a series of art builds toward the September 20th youth-led climate strikes.

In coordination with the Global Climate Strikes and week for climate action, the September 20th NYC strike will kick-off at noon in Foley Square, followed by a march and rally in Battery Park.  

WHAT: Youth climate strike at the UN, followed by community artbuild for the massive September 20th youth-led climate strikes in NYC.

WHEN: STRIKE: Friday, August 30, 11am – 2pm

ART BUILD: Friday, August 30, 6-8 PM & Saturday, August 31st from 12-4pm

WHERE: STRIKE: Ralph Bunche Park, 1st Ave. &, E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

ART BUILD: Mayday Space 176 St Nicholas Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237

WHO: Youth climate leaders, community activists, and climate groups will be joined by over 60 groups endorsing the youth climate strikes at the art build. 

WHY: In just three weeks, in coordination with September 20th Global Climate Strikes, New York City youth climate strikers will lead an mutligenerational, multiracial strike to demand action and responsibility from decision-makers to frontline communities and young people. The youth strikers are demanding no fossil fuels, a just transition, and that polluters be held accountable. Nearly 60 organizations have already endorsed the youth strikes, and are part of a diverse community of collaborators and leaders in catalyzing action on climate change. 

VISUALS: Youth climate organizers, adult mentors, and community members will collaborate on making parachutes, banners, and posters for the upcoming strikes. Members of the press are welcome to join art builds and other events upon request. RSVP HERE. Youth spokespeople are available for interviews and quotes.


Contact: Lindsay Meiman, [email protected], (347) 460-9082

Sarmishta Govindhan, [email protected], (609) 649-4047 

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