Fridays For Future USA

Fridays For Future USA

Fridays For Future USA

Fridays for Future USA

Who We Are

Fridays For Future is an international, intersectional movement of students striking for climate. FFF began in August 2018, after 15 year old Greta Thunberg sat in front of the Swedish parliament every school day for three weeks to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis. Since then, millions of people have participated in Fridays For Future strikes around the world. 

We believe that listening to and following the best available science should be at the heart of our government’s policies and actions. However, many of our current elected officials choose to ignore the scientific consensus on climate change and deny its severity. Therefore, we must take action to ensure that our government listens to the science and fights to protect our futures. 

We are the embodiment of people power. We are school children who are fighting for our right to a livable future. We are frontline communities who did not create this crisis but feel the brunt of its impacts. The issue of climate change unites us all. In order to stop the climate crisis, we need everyone to join us in this fight.

Fridays for Future as an international movement strikes every Friday to demand that people in power:

  • Keep the global temperature rise below 1.5C compared to pre-industrial levels
  • Follow the Paris Agreement and ensure climate justice
  • Listen to the best united science currently available

* Read more about the international demands here.

National Demands

1. Take Science to Action
  • Declare a National Climate Emergency and align action accordingly: divest and Stop it at the Source.
    • Transition national energy investments and subsidies to a green and renewable economy.
    • Halt fossil fuel exploration, extraction, and infrastructure and increase emission fines exponentially over time.
    • Eliminate fossil fuel interests from climate negotiations.
  • Enact regulations and impose legal repercussions of appropriate scale to hold corporations accountable for their perpetuation of environmental destruction.
  • Install permanent climate seats in international, national, and local decision-making spaces in the public and private sectors.
2. Reinvest in Communities
  • Equitably and consciously invest in sustainable local economies.
  • Instill the values of coexistence of society and the natural world and implement climate change science as a topic in the national education curriculum.
  • Listen to and value the demands of frontline communities and end historical financial and environmental disenfranchisement.
3. Uproot the Systems
  • Recognize climate as an intersection of all systems of oppression.
  • Invest in social justice movements that decolonize and deindustrialize, as well as climate solutions that center overexploited nations.
  • Combat colonialist and imperialist ideology and hold wealthy former colonial powers accountable for perpetrating destruction.

* Click on each demand for more details.

Our local groups

Our local groups make up the foundation of the Fridays for Future movement.

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Communication Channels

WhatsApp Community Chat

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Telegram Community Chat

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Telegram Update Channel

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Email Updates

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