PPSEAWA USA Highlights Climate Action on Peace Day 2019

Release Date: 
Sunday, 29 September, 2019

The theme for the International Day of Peace in 2019 was Climate Action for Peace. UN Sustainable Development Goal 13 asks all to lower greenhouse emissions, build resilience and improve education on climate change.

PPSEAWA USA members joined students for the Global Climate Strike on September 20 across the USA. Protestors gathered at the United Nations in New York to demand climate justice from government leaders arriving for the Climate Action Summit.  In Chicago, strikers raised concerns over the rising level of the Great Lakes, excessive flooding, and the economic impact of global warming on Illinois agriculture.

Individual small actions matter, so PPSEAWA members reduced their carbon emissions by walking or taking public transportation, turning off lights, practicing water conservation, and reducing their waste consumption.