A range of Scottish businesses, charities and other organisations have announced they will be participating in the Global Climate Strikes on Friday 20 September.

These protests could be the largest climate mobilisation in Scotland’s history with millions are expected to take part in events around the world.

These organisations have decided to support the strikes in a number of ways including:

  • closing their offices
  • allowing staff to use time normally allocated for volunteering to join or steward the strikes
  • organising workplace climate conversations
  • allowing staff to attend the protests in work time.

The Climate Strikes are the latest in a wave of inspirational climate action being spearheaded by children and young people. They began in August 2018 when 15 year old Greta Thunberg sat in front of the Swedish parliament every school day for three weeks, to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis.

In Scotland, major marches are planned in Edinburgh and Glasgow with more rallies in Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness and Crieff, among others. People in 150 countries are expected to take part in these strikes where activities will range from protesting new fossil fuel infrastructure, raising awareness in their communities and pushing for solutions to the climate crisis.

List of organisations in Scotland who are supporting the strikes

ScottishPower
Friends of the Earth Scotland
NUS Scotland Read their statement 
Global Justice Now
Children 1st
Lush
Read this story about their decision
Keep Scotland Beautiful
Christian Aid Scotland Read their statement
SCIAF
Storytelling PR agency
2050 Climate Group Read about their support
Edinburgh College’s Educational Institute of Scotland lecturers
Biofuelwatch Read about their support
CoMo UK
Bennett’s architects Read their article explaining their decision 
UNISON Scotland Read about their Day of Action
Badenoch & Strathspey Conservation Group
YouthLink
Scottish Charity & Voluntary Organisation Read their statement 
LS productions (part of https://www.createandstrike.com/)
Young Scot

If your organisation is backing the #ClimateStrike and wants to be included in this list, drop us an email info [at] foe.scot