Inclusive Leaders Rise Up For Climate Action

September 21 to 27, 2019

submitted by Linda Hill

The student-led Global Strike for Climate Action September 20 to 27, 2019 is a call to action for champions of diversity and inclusion around the world.

“Today is another global climate strike…people from all around the world for one common cause is very empowering…people of all ages, all generations.” (Greta Thunberg, Montreal, September 27, 2019)

“Yesterday we joined half a million inclusive leaders in Montréal, who showed up to demand system change, not climate change. We are part of a growing movement of millions across the globe…We have one home shared by an abundant but delicately balanced network of connected ecosystems. We are all connected. I am grateful for EVERY SINGLE young person who questions us adults and demands better. Let them be heard, let them have a better future. We owe it to them.” (Janice, Montreal, September 27, 2019)

“Yesterday millions of people across the globe marched and demanded climate action, especially young people. We showed them we are united and that we young people are unstoppable.”  (Greta Thunberg, New York September 21, 2019)

The world needs Inclusive Leaders who are becoming globally aware and locally skillful at guiding adults, youth and children from throughout our communities to respect, protect, restore and reconcile with our magnificent biodiversity and social diversity that is the foundation of life on Earth.

We are who the world has been waiting for. The time to transform our communities and the world by embracing diversity is now. Our environmental and social concerns are interconnected.  Together we can forge inclusive solutions.

“We will transform this political system for a better one. For a political system that has the will to act on Climate and expedite Adaptation efforts. A system that can transform our current (deadly) trend of production and consumption. A system where our development is not just measured by GDP growth but by the richness and healthiness of our ecosystems and wellbeing.” (Joshua Amponsem, Climate Activist, Earth Charter Ambassador, and Inclusive Leader Ghana)

“Making a difference. Together. Without connections and community there can be no change…It’s not just about you, it’s not just about me, it’s really about them (the future generations) and the best world we can give them.” (Katia Bannister, Earth Guardians Cowichan Valley).

“We hope to have a common agenda in the world fight against climate change and make our communities sustainable in the utilization of our natural resources in an environmental friendly way so that development can reach the least person in society… Preparations on the way as we Rise For Climate.” (Alhassan Sesay,  Climate Ambassador and Inclusive Leader, Sierra Leone Green Club Founder).

We are a global community of young leaders, warriors and change makers. Who are fighting for the future that we believe in… safe, equitable, healthy, sustainable and just. Together we are changing the world through creative, positive and collaborative based action! We are tired of waiting for others to stand up and make the changes that are needed. We are rising now!”  (Sierra Robinson, Crew director, Cowichan Valley, Earth Guardians).

“I am the daughter who refused to inherit the silence of our mothers…How about if each individual in their capacities contributed to the Africa they want to see for themselves and the next generation! Say, a collective action as a community… I arrived for the Climate strike at the City square cycling.! Let’s walk the talk.” Joanita Babirye, Climate Action Ambassador, and Inclusive Leader Uganda)

“I’m kind of scared, but I’m also really hopeful we will find a solution,” (Rebecca Wolf Gage, January, 2019).

The Inclusive Leadership Co-operative is part of a world-wide movement of individuals and organizations all around the world who are engaged in life-enriching and life-sustaining activities in our communities. All of us involved in this 3 billion strong movement with no name (called the Blessed Unrest by Paul Hawken) are also being called at this tipping point in the history of the world to join the global movement for taking action to address climate change.