Global Climate Strike, Hudson Architects are ready to support
In September, millions of people from around the world will strike to demand that governments take radical action to address the climate crisis. This started exactly a year ago with young Greta Thunberg protesting by herself outside the Swedish parliament. Since then it has led to multiple school strikes earlier in the year and a massive strike is now planned with working people around the world joining the youth strikers. You can find out more here: globalclimatestrike.net
Employees of Hudson Architects will be joining them by striking in Norwich on Friday 20th September. Our team care passionately about this topic and believe this is the moment to turn that passion into action. So for one day, the practice will be supporting employees to down tools and add their voices to those across the country and beyond. The practice will be contributing by hosting a public climate change exhibition event in our ground floor gallery space on St Andrews Street, whilst some employees will be joining the school strikes protest outside City Hall.
We will not be alone. Many companies, including other architectural practices, are signing up to allow their employees to take part. In the UK, the strike has the backing of the RIBA and the UK Green Building Council. Further afield, Germany’s service sector union, Verdi, has called on its 2 million members to join. A global movement is building.
We would like to invite you to join us by striking in any way you can. The more individuals and businesses that sign up the more likely world leaders are to heed our call. You could organise your own strike event, however small. The important thing is that our voices are heard so please do publicise your actions through whatever channels you can.
We believe it goes without saying that the climate crisis is real and poses an enormous threat to our environment and society, not to mention our businesses. This is the issue of our lifetimes and the time to act is now. We cannot continue with business as usual.
I hope you will consider joining us.
The team at Hudson Architects