Fridays for the Future

Today (5 November 2021) is Friday and for many young people around the world that means Fridays for Future, the youth movement started by a young girl sitting alone outside the Swedish parliament. Greta was soon joined by others and today let’s celebrate youth activists at COP 26 and everywhere who have courageously stepped up to hold their elders to account for the future of the planet and its people: people like Mitzi Jonelle TanDominika Lasota and Vanessa Nakate and ECS's very own Jule Schnakenberg!

You can support them right now by joining the nearly 1.7 million people who have signed their Emergency Appeal for Climate Action.

But don’t stop there! Like billions of others you can make changes in your daily life that will add up to a big difference. You can also use your influence in your family, your school, your organisationyour community or – like ELT Footprint UK – your profession.

As Greta says, “As citizens across the planet, we urge you to face up to the climate emergency. Not next year. Not next month. Now”