Across the world people will be leaving their jobs, schools and homes to take to the streets and call for climate action. Join local events on the island during the Global Climate Strike:
The day before the Climate Strike, Thursday the 19th, come make signs, flags and banners at Barn House, 451 South Road in Chilmark, starting at 3pm. If you can, bring along paper, markers, paint, paintbrushes, old sheets or tablecloths that could be used as flags and banners, or whatever you have on hand.
Then on Friday:
7:30am: The Aquinnah Cultural Center will help host a gathering at the Aquinnah Circle, raising an Earth flag on the flagpole, with music, baked goods from the Orange Peel Bakery, and more. Stand in solidarity with one another and with others around the world to kick off the Climate Strike day.
11am: Kayak flotilla from Aquinnah to Menemsha. Text 917-670-7214 to sign up to join or for more information.
11am: The West Tisbury Congregational Church will join with other churches across the Cape and Islands to ring their church bell for 11 minutes in solidarity with the Climate Strike.
11:30am: Protect Our Oceans celebration on the dock in Menemsha; meet the kayak flotilla and share a wish you have for the future of our oceans or something you love about the ocean. Wear any ocean-related costumes and bring a noise maker! All ages welcome.
12pm: Join We Stand Together for a climate strike rally at Five Corners!
3:30-4:30pm: IGI’s Farm Hub at Thimble Farm will hold an event celebrating regenerative agriculture and food waste reduction as key climate solutions. There will be time to talk and share together, and we will hold signs in the regenerative fields and take photos.
4pm: Bike flash mob on Chappy! Bring bikes, electric bikes, and other electric vehicles to Wasque at 4pm or join at any point along the Chappaquiddick Road as we pedal together to Chappy Point and call for sustainable transportation in our community.