Reminder: #Youth4ClimateAction

#Youth4ClimateAction Durban March
Date: 15 March 2019 from 11am
Assemble at Durban Marina.
Will end latest 14:00
Young activists, Kashmika Dooki and Chanelle Erwee from Danville Park Girls’ High, get ready for Friday’s #Youth4ClimateAction Durban March and “die in” event taking place in Durban meeting at the Durban Marina at 11am
Youth 4 Climate Action is a growing international movement of pupils and students who, instead of attending classes, are taking part in demonstrations to demand action to prevent further global warming and climate change.
Young people who care about the future of our world and environmental issues, are warmly invited to take part on Friday morning – bring posters / placards and be part of a global youth movement who wants to make a difference!
Photo: Janet Solomon
March details:
All participants to assemble at the 11:00 at the parking lot in the Durban Yacht Mall/ Marina, then to march right along Victoria Embankment / Margaret Mncadi Ave, crossing over into Dorothy Nyemba St. We’ll turn left into Anton Lembede St, with a seated salute to Greta Thunberg on the Playhouse side of City Hall. From there we’ll march to the Regional Energy Office at No. 275 to hand over a memorandum about using renewable energy to the Regional Director. There will be cultural activities here too – poetry, song, etc. From here we’ll move to the Department of Mineral Resources handing over another memorandum about quitting use of fossil-fuels in RSA. This is where the ‘die-in’ will happen – where participants take over the street by lying down and playing dead for 10 minutes. After this we will make our way left into Joe Slovo St heading back to the Marina.
The march is proposed to finish at 14:00.
*Route maps and details to be available. Please wear hats, sunblock and bring your own water and appropriate placard.
*This is a peaceful march with a ‘die-in’ planned at the end, where we lie on the street to push home the message.
* Fri 15th March is the last day of term and schools close at 11am. The #FridaysforFuture youth marches have been gaining momentum around the world and are now backed by teachers and academics.
*There will be adult marshals along route.
* This is a youth march ( scholars, students) but the young at heart are welcome.
* Join the #Youth4ClimateAction march in Durban WHATSAPP group via 083 7891 067
*Any queries or volunteer help –
* Lastly let’s have fun – creative art/ posters/ dance/ percussion clapping/ song and the handover of memorandum and die-in.
Join us in spirit if you can’t march
For those who can’t join us :
*Make placards and stand outside your school in the morning. Let your concerns be seen and heard. If you post your work with the hashtag #YouthStrike4ClimateDurban we will be able to find and share your excellent work.
* Have a minute’s silence at school or at work in support of the youth.
* Petition your local minister and ask what they’re doing to reduce carbon emissions.
* Engage all political parties and ask them what their energy plans would be and how they will work towards carbon neutrality.

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