Youth Strike 4 Climate (YS4C IOW) are a group of young people from right across the Isle of Wight “who love, care and strike for our beautiful Island and our beautiful planet”.
Tomorrow (Friday) on Valentine’s Day they’re calling on Islanders to get involved in the latest Youth Strike for Climate event.
A positive strike – without negative doomsday imagery
Anya Poerscout-Edgerton from YS4C IOW explains,
“Valentine’s day beckons, and this Valentine’s, we want to unite the Island, in the one thing we all know and love: this majestic Isle of Wight of ours.
“This upcoming strike is to be a positive one, without the negative, doomsday imagery that may spring to mind when your think of a stereotypical environmental movement. Anyone from ages 1 to 101 can get involved.”
Tomorrow YS4C IOW will strike for the climate in St Thomas’ Square, Newport, at 11am.
“We are calling on people to strike with us in Newport. We need as many people there as possible to wish a happy Valentine’s to our wonderful environment, and push for the world to show it some more love.
Anyone and everyone is welcome, from 1 to 101: everyone lives on this planet, and everyone can love it. School children can write to their school and be excused from lessons to strike.”
Love letter to the planet
YS4C are also encouraging school children, local artists and creatives, or anyone who lives or works on the Island, to write, draw, paint, photograph or design their own “love letter to our planet and our Island”, with the chance to have it displayed at the Independent Arts People’s Pop-Up Gallery.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for young and upcoming artists to connect to Island residents from all walks of life, and unite us with their art that represents this amazing Island in all its glory.
“All art must be handed in at the strike on Valentine’s day (11am at St Thomas’ Square, Newport).”