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The Companies Supporting This Week’s Global Climate Strikes — And How You Can, Too

Vanessa Childers September 24, 2019

In his 1971 book, Unforeseen Wilderness, American writer, poet, and cultural critic Wendell Berry wrote that environmental stewardship has been lost by most of modern society — but that it can be recovered:

“We can learn about it from exceptional people of our own culture, and from other cultures less destructive than ours. I am speaking of the life of a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children; who has undertaken to cherish it and do it no damage, not because he is duty-bound, but because he loves the world and loves his children…”

Well, the children are now demanding environmental stewardship from those who hold positions of power. This week (September 20 – 27, 2019), in over 150 countries, young people are asking others to join them in global climate strikes.

A Student-Led Movement

Every Friday, millions of “school climate strikers” have been walking out of their classrooms to participate in demonstrations to demand action to prevent further global warming and climate change. FridaysForFuture was inspired by the publicity generated by Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, who, in August 2018, staged a protest outside the Swedish parliament, holding a sign that translated to “school strike for the climate.” Thunberg reportedly was inspired by the teen activists at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and their March for Our Lives, a student-led demonstration in support of legislation to prevent gun violence in the United States.

Now the FridaysForFuture activists hope that everyone else will join them in action. According to the official Global Climate Strike website:

“Going on climate strike means people everywhere walking out of their homes, their offices, their farms, their factories. Everyone is needed to disrupt business as usual: from sports stars, actors, and teachers to food industry workers, psychologists, delivery drivers, and everything in between. We can all take part, whatever our circumstances, by refusing to accept the status quo. Already people in 150 countries are organizing for the global climate strikes this September. Some will spend the day in protest against new pipelines and mines, or the banks that fund them; some will highlight the oil companies fueling this crisis and the politicians that enable them. Others will spend the day in action raising awareness in their communities and pushing for solutions to the climate crisis that have justice and equity at their heart. On a grossly unequal planet, not everyone will be able to take a day off or take part in the same way. But we can all take a stand and make our voices heard.”

While the movement was inspired, organized, and led by students, the wave of activism has also reached workers in mass quantities — like the more than 1,800 Amazon employees who walked out on Friday, September 20, over the company’s inaction on climate change (despite CEO Jeff Bezos’s September 19 announcement that the company is making a pact to follow the Paris climate agreement — a cross-country pledge for nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions — and pledging to be carbon-neutral by 2040.)

In addition to students and workers, more and more companies are getting involved, too. Ben & Jerry’s, Patagonia, Lush Cosmetics, Badger Balm, Burton, RE Botanicals, and SodaStream showed support by shuttering their headquarters, retail stores, and/or e-commerce sites. More than 7,000 companies — including Tumblr, WordPress, Imgur, Kickstarter, BitTorrent, Greenpeace, and — have pledged to draw attention to the protest by way of a digital climate strike, either donating ad space or putting banners on their sites.

Take a look at just a fraction of the growing list of companies supporting the global climate strikes and other events scheduled between September 20 and 27, according to the American Sustainable Business Council. Then head on over to the Global Climate Strike website to learn how you can support the movement, what’s on the horizon after this week, and so much more.

Companies Showing Their Support For the Strikes:

3P Partners, Inc.
450 Architects, Inc.
A Better World
A.K. A Coach and Company
Aegis Renewable Energy
AGL Media Group
Alston C Lundgren, MD, PC
American Sustainable Business Council
Amicus Solar Cooperative
Appropriate Technology Group
Arcadia Power
Aspen Leaf Wealth Management
At The Epicenter
Attention To Details
Bandidas Taqueria
Bee’s Wrap
Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc.
Blackledge Furniture
Blue Earth Planning, Engineering & Design, PC
Brand Geek/Law Office of Lara Pearson Ltd, PBC
Brattleboro Savings & Loan
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners
Buckminster Fuller Institute
C Wolfe Software Eng. AND Pony Named Bill Tack Shop
Carbon Analytics
Center for Partnership Studies
CEO Pipe Organs/Golden Ponds Farm
Chelsea Green Publishing
Circularity Edge, LLC
City of Las Cruces
Clean Yield Asset Management
CleanChoice Energy
Clif Bar & Company
Conscious Company Media
Cooperative Economics Alliance of New York City
CQ Strategies, LLC
Danforth Pewter
Darn Tough Vermont
DayQuest Life Counseling and Healthy-Mind Services
do good well consulting
Dr. Bronner’s
EDB Organization
Eighty2degrees Design Studio
Emerson Gardening Services
Encore Renewable Energy
Environmental & Public Health Consulting
Ever Better, PBC
Evergreen Sustainability, LLC
Evolution Marketing, LLC
Exact Solar
Flatbush Food Co-op
Florida for Good
Folia Materials
Full Spectrum Wellness, LLC
Good for Business
Grassroots Solar, Inc.
Green Mountain Power
GreenSpark Solar
Groennfell Meadery
Ground Floor Partners
Group14 Engineering, PBC
Grove Collaborative
Happy Family Organics
HELM Construction Solutions
Howard Formby Garden Design
Ideaction Corps
Image Relay
Important Not Important Podcast
Indigo Agriculture
Insource Renewables
Intex Solutions, Inc.
Jim Schulman, Architect
John Benford Photography
Johnnie Brook Creative
Legacy Vacation Resorts
Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Manale Realty
Marin Sunshine Realty
Medicine Buddha Coaching
Mercury Press International
Modern Species
Montgomery & Granai PC
Mountain Sports Flagstaff
Namasté Solar
NativeEnergy, a Public Benefit Corporation
Nature’s Path Foods
New Chapter
New Jersey Sustainable Business Council
NewGen Surgical
North American Climate, Conservation and Environment (NACCE)
Ohio Sustainable Business Council
One Green Planet, LLC
Opening Ceremony
Our Natural Homes
Package Free
Paul Millman
Pingala Cafe
Population Media Center
Principia LLC
RE Botanicals
Real Pickles Cooperative
Responsible Leader Group, LLC
REY architecture + interiors
Salt Palm Development
Scream Agency
Seneca Strategic Consulting, LLC
Seventh Generation
Shifting Patterns Consulting
Sir Kensington’s
Small Wonder Communications
Socrates Dog Walking
Solberg Manufacturing, Inc.
Southern Energy Management
Spector and Associates
Sterling College
Sticky Paws Meadery
Stone’s Throw Strategies
Stroud Brewery
Sunsprout Farms of Central Ohio, LLC
Sustainable Heating Outreach & Education, Inc.
Tai Chi 4 L.I.F.E.
Teatulia Organic Teas
Telecom for Charity
The Alchemist
The Culture Company
The Green Engineer, Inc.
The Jia Group
The John Leary Organization
The North Face
Think Tanky Consulting
Third Sun Solar
Tim’s Naturals
Toast Ale
Transformative Wealth Management
Vegan Flag
Verity Platforms, Inc.
West Hill Shop
Wiltse Kitchen
World Centric
WS Badger Company
Wurst Biergarten
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