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Global Climate Strike: 20th September 2019

Article by Tom Davies

Our house is on fire and it’s time we started acting like it.

Just in case you’ve been living under a rock: 20th September (tomorrow), sees the start of the Global Climate Strike, a week of action that will see millions of adults across the world join the world’s biggest climate mobilisation: a mobilisation that was started by children (a fact, I would add, that should be to every adult’s shame).

Mat and I built Kind around the idea that it should be possible to make a living without compromising either your values or the planet, and that we could even make the world (a little) better while you do it. Turns out, with enough hard work, that’s true. But the urgency of the climate crisis means that’s also in no way sufficient. If we are to survive as a species we need to make urgent, radical change to the way we live on and with our home planet, and to do so on a scale unseen before in human history.

At Kind, we’ve been talking internally for quite a while to try and figure out how to improve what we do in order to make a more meaningful contribution (however small) to effecting that change. We should have more to share on that soon, but for now, come tomorrow we’ll be closing the agency for the day and encouraging all our staff to participate in the climate strike here in Nottingham, and to stand together in solidarity with our young people in demanding climate justice for all.

We hope to see you there.