Around the world, citizens are taking to the streets in acts of non-violent disruption to strike against climate inaction and bring attention to the climate crisis. While the actions may come of extreme, there are in fact many scientists, environmental organisations and even businesses supporting these movements – and the notion that more drastic and immediate action is needed to mitigate the effects of climate change.
In fact, some internationally renowned companies have been supporting the climate strikes, both publicly across their media platforms and by shutting their doors to business and production for the day and encouraging their staff to strike. Some of the most notable companies supporting the strike include: Ben & Jerry’s, Dr. Bronner’s, Etsy, Kickstarter, SodaStream, and Patagonia, among many others.
The current Extinction Rebellion protests that are occurring in London, and other parts of the globe, have faced criticisms from many angles. But thanks to their actions, individuals, businesses and policymakers alike are realising the urgency that is needed in combatting the climate crisis. The Body Shop, Unilever, Traid, and other local and international businesses are vocalising their support for the movement.
After all, in the words of Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”