This coming Friday, 20 September, is the Global Climate Strike – with more than 150 countries round the world taking part. Details of the London strike action are included on https://ukscn.org/events/
Before that, however, we are organising a local action outside the Brent Civic Centre (https://www.brent.gov.uk/
School student from local secondary school
Andrew Lawrence (member of Brent Friends of the Earth for several years, written extensively on green energy and climate jobs).
Richard Lynch, GMB Union
Dawn Butler MP (To be confirmed)
Cllr Krupa Sheth (Brent Council Environment Lead)
Chairing the event - Jenny Cooper, Brent NEU Joint Secretary
And from the Wembley Matters Blog:
Local environmental activists, including Friends of the Earth and Divest Brent; trade unionists, politicians and parents are planning to answer the call from Greta Thunberg and other youth activists adults to support the global climate youth movement by assembling at Brent Civic Centre at 9.30am on Friday September 20th in a display of support and solidarity. There will be a wide range of speakers united in recognising the urgent need to address the climate emergency.
Brent Council has given permission for staff to join the rally for 30 minutes as long as they seek their manager's permission and there is minimal impact on service provision.
Brent recently adopted a motion declaring a Climate Emergency and is planning to set up a a Citizens' Panel on Climate in October, Brent National Education Union is urging its members to take creative action on the day: