For High School & College Organizers in Vermont

Everything you need to organize an effective Student Climate Walkout 

If you have any questions, email [email protected] or [email protected] 

Join 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and other youth leaders around the world in a massive climate strike on September 20. Invite other students, teachers, and adults to walk out from their schools and workplaces on 9/20/19 to demand their governments tackle the climate crisis. 

Whether you plan a small rally or a daylong event, this toolkit is here for you! 

First Step: Register your School Walkout here. Let us know if you want a coach to help with planning. We will get your event on the Vermont calendar of Sept. 20 actions and on the global map. 

What’s Happening in Vermont?

Check out our website here. There will be a centralized in Burlington as well as dozens of localized strikes across the state. If you’re not sure whether your town has started planning, ask us!

See this Google Doc for the rest of the guide: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GsaKiMAXCdoLEb2VBFf6w99UuR6A7jJ5rdR2a1vSP64/edit?usp=sharing

(This is adapted from the amazing 350 team in San Diego)

For more resources around school walkouts and ways youth can involve parents and other teachers, click here. This guide also provides sample lesson plans and activities that can be used in the classroom throughout the week of action.