“On September 20th, young people and adults across the US and world will strike to tell the UN and leaders across the world that we want climate action. By growing and uniting the multi generational climate movement, the strike is the launch of a new era for just and equitable climate action.”
Harlequin’s Gardens is joining the Climate Strike, Friday Sept. 20th, by striking while the iron is hot, increasing the focus on the Climate Crisis.
At Harlequin’s Gardens we will not be leaving our jobs on September 20. Instead we will be at work for Harlequin’s where we are always working to help you and the planet. AND we will be giving away one Free bag of compost with each purchase, on Friday, the 20th.
You will then mix that compost into your soil, symbolically and actually saving carbon from going into the atmosphere and instead supporting plants and soil life. This week all composts, and fertilizers in big bags are 30% off.
At 1:00 pm Elizabeth Black will give a free class in how to sequester carbon in your own garden and lawn.
Also we will be giving out free copies of Eco-Cycle’s “Zero Waste: Guide 2019-2020. The What, Why, and How to reduce, recycle, compost & go beyond!”
The People are awake to the dangers of heat, fires, drought, floods, landslides, lack of food, hurricanes, extreme weather, high winds and hail. These examples of our Climate Crisis threaten our lives, our ecosystem and our future.
We want our government to value and prioritize Our needs as a people, more than corporate and political priorities. And we want to help
“Adults keep saying we owe it to the young people, to give them hope. But I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. I want you to act. I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if the house is on fire, because it is.”
– 16 year-old Greta Thunberg
This is why Harlequin’s Gardens is joining the Strike: to put a sharp focus on the need for attention, legislation, money and time on this crisis, now.
The iron is hot, because we just experienced the hottest July on record. And Harlequin’s knows what happens to plants when the temperature goes over 85 degrees and when plants and trees don’t get enough water, when it hails and floods.
Carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere are a lot of the problem. But carbon is not all bad. Carbon is a valuable natural resource. We need to put it in the “bank”, our soils, where it supports life and fertility. People are doing this already.
Oil is history. It’s time to embrace the Solar Age by weaning ourselves from oil thinking, oil solutions and oil products.
The necessity for the marriage of economy and ecology has never been more obvious.
‘Who am I to change the world?’ say 7.7 billion people
“Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.” – Anna Lappe
Please bring attention to the Climate Crisis on Friday and beyond.
See our Events Page for a list of local actions.
Check out Covering Climate Now.
From September 15-23, our partners have committed to emphasizing climate stories. The goal is to maximize coverage of the climate crisis and its impacts in the lead up to the United Nations Climate Summit on September 23. Follow the coverage on social media, with the hashtag #coveringclimatenow.
For more info, go to Strike With Us.