I went to the Toronto Climate strike. There were the usual protest scenes: drums, dancing and signs from a passionate (politically) left leaning crowd, but that wasn't all. There were lots of young kids, high school kids, old folks, families, moms and dads; people from all cultures and a variety of 'social' classes.
I left the strike thinking sustainability isn't a 'left and a right' thing, it's an everyone thing. And we will be successful the minute our education becomes a conversation between all parties.
When I got home and checked Instagram, I was amazed. Over 7 million people participated in the climate strikes across the world. 500,000 in Montreal alone. The photos from Italy are incredible. People in every continent participated. That is MOMENTUM!
The #WeekForFuture started by 16 year old Greta Thunberg was one of the biggest global demonstrations in history.
Were you there? What did you think? How do we leverage this global momentum to bring real action and change at the highest levels of policy, and in our daily lives? How do we make sure these strikes do make a difference? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.