ON Friday, September 20, Taunton will be one of thousands of locations worldwide to play host to Earth Strike.

This will be the first General Strike in the UK since 1926 – and will be the day when millions of adults will walk from workplaces and homes to join the youth who have already been striking for over a year.

Our climate is in breakdown in front of our eyes – flash floods, forest fires, storms, droughts, crop failures, food shortages and famines are ravaging our planet like never before.

Irreversible climate change is on the horizon – humanity stands on a cliff and the actions we take or fail to take in the next few years will decide the future of all humanity.

As a young person, my future and the future of my generation looks bleak – but with the rapid rise of movements like XR and the climate strikes I feel so much hope as well in what is a really terrifying time to be growing up.

YouthStrike4Climate Taunton has been working with other local groups to organise our own huge Earth Strike and we need you there.

Many of you reading this will have children or grandchildren – please join us in Taunton town centre from 11am on the 20th and strike for their futures and the future of humanity itself. It is imperative that as many people as possible – of ALL ages – join us.

We will be having a march (with our very own samba band!) and many more events so please attend – and bring as many friends and family as possible!

If you will be at work, try and get permission to join us even for just half an hour – or even better book the day off and bring your entire family!

If you are retired/will be at home on the day make sure you come out and support! The march will be starting in the square outside Clarks in Taunton town centre.

More info about timings and location is on the Facebook event on the YouthStrike4Climate page: https://www.facebook.com/events/382167062678869

See you there!