Teens across Europe are ditching school on Fridays to protest climate inaction | The Optimist Daily
Today’s Solutions: July 16, 2024

Generation Z, the group that came after Millennials, is often labeled as smartphone-obsessed youth that only care about themselves. If that’s the case, how can anyone explain the youth-led protests taking place across Europe that are urging politicians to act on climate change? Each Friday, teens in Europe are walking out of class and taking to the streets to create massive demonstrations in support of climate action. The movement started six months ago when Swedish teen Greta Thunberg began leaving school every Friday to protest on the steps of her country’s parliament. 26 weeks later, the movements is still going strong as the youth in America plan a major national demonstration for March 15. If one teen can spark a movement this size, we’d better be keeping an eye on all these youngsters. Who’s telling what they might do next — save the world, maybe?

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