Great day with Greta

It’s not just Greta who is doing her bit to prompt everyone to do their bit to tackle the Climate and Ecological Emergencies… depending on who you believe there were either around 10,000 or 30,000 people attending the Youth Climate Strike event in Bristol today, amongst them were some of our friends involved with XR Cirencester.

Here are their stories.

Lee’s story:

‘Today was a day I’ll remember for the rest of my life. I looked into the eyes of so many wonderful people as we past, our drums echoing the call for change. So many want a future, to live on our beautiful planet in harmony. My heart feels full of joy to see so much passion & connection & action. Thank you the South West, thank you Greta’.

Beth’s Story:

‘Having attended the youthstrike4climate today in Bristol, I feel inspired to be part of such an open and welcoming community. We have the power, we have the energy, we have the joy, we have the music and we demand more from our government! “System change not climate change” “tell me what democracy looks like, this is what democracy looks like” – all these slogans are still ringing in my ears! Despite all my concerns about the climate and worries about being too small to make a difference, the protest today has given me a lot of hope. Seeing all the children and young people and of course Greta, there is a renewed energy to continue. I really enjoyed seeing all the different groups – from medics “climate crisis, health crisis” to those carrying a black coffin…’

Another remarkable day as we work together to solve the greatest challenge we have ever faced…

(Thanks to everyone connected with XR Cirencester who made the time to be on the right side of history)

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