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Global Climate Strike (September 20)

Fridays for Future

Sept. 19, 2019, 8 p.m. - Sept. 27, 2019, 7:59 p.m.

To date, young people have led the climate strikes around the world. Now we need adults to join us too. On September 20, 2019, Fridays for Future, the Youth Climate Strike movements, and all of our international friends and allies call for a global general strike. Mark and add it to your calendar. Workers everywhere, please: we are asking you to join us and walk away from a system that is destroying our planet and will threaten the survival of millions of people, plants, and animals within the next 10, 20, 30 years. We don’t feel like we have a choice: it’s been years of talking, countless negotiations, empty deals on climate change and fossil fuel companies being given free rides to drill beneath our soils and burn away our futures for their profit. Politicians and fossil fuel companies have known about climate change for decades. They have willingly handed over their responsibility for our future to profiteers whose search for quick cash threatens our very existence. This crisis is very real, and it cannot be ignored any longer. We have learned that if we don’t start acting for our future, nobody else will make the first move. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. Once again our voices are being heard on the streets, but it is not just up to us. We feel a lot of adults haven’t quite understood that we young people won’t hold off the climate crisis ourselves. Sorry if this is inconvenient for you. But this is not a single-generation job. It’s humanity’s job. We young people can contribute to a larger fight and that can make a huge difference. We can't do this with you and everyone you know. So this is our invitation. Starting on Friday, September 20 we will kickstart a week of climate action with a worldwide strike for the climate. We’re asking adults to step up alongside us. There are many different plans under way in different parts of the world for adults to join together and step up and out of your comfort zone for our climate. Let’s all join together, with your neighbours, co-workers, friends, family and go out on to the streets to make your voices heard and make this a turning point in our history. During the French revolution mothers flooded the streets for their children. Today we children are fighting for ourselves, but so many of our parents are busy discussing whether our grades are good, or a new diet or what happened in the Game of Thrones finale – while the planet burns. This moment has to happen. Last year’s UN intergovernmental panel on climate change’s special report on global warming was clear about the unprecedented dangers of going beyond 1.5C of global heating. Emissions must drop rapidly – so that by the time we are in our mid- and late-20s we are living in a completely transformed world. But to change everything, we need everyone. It is time for all of us to unleash mass resistance – we have shown that collective action does work. We need to escalate the pressure to make sure that change happens, and we must escalate together. So this is our chance – join us on climate strike this September. People have risen up before to demand action and make change; if we do so in numbers we have a chance. If we care, we must do more than say we do. We must act. This won’t be the last day we need to take to the streets, but it will be a new beginning. We’re counting on you. As we get closer to September 20th and more local information on events, actions, and strikes are available and get planned we will be sharing them here on Brightest. To search for nearby actions, visit our search tool and our climate action map. To organize, list, or promote your climate strike or event on Brightest, sign up here #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike #StrikeWithUs

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2019 Go2 Foundation Walk/run Philadelphia

Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation

Oct. 6, 2019, 6:30 a.m. - Oct. 6, 2019, 11 a.m.

Each step you take is one step closer to the Cure.Volunteer with us on October 6th in Philadelphia, PA for the Annual Lung Love / Your Next Step is the Cure 5K! Visit the website for more info: Your Next Step is the Cure events raise much-needed funds for the patient services and clinical research projects of the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer, as well as provide fun, family-friendly activities, including music, awards and more.Below is a breakdown of what tasks will be available during different time slots throughout the morning. These will all be delegated the morning of the race:(Before registration)- Setting up registration area- Event set-up: help set patient resources tent, registration set up, lifting and unloading boxes, etc.*- Setting up team banners- Setting up team tents: bringing shirts/food/water to each tent- Parking assistance(Registration)- Registration assistance: helping participants fill out registration forms, taking money/checks, etc.- Pre-registration check-in: checking people off of our list and directing them to the right location- Greeting participants- T-shirt hand out: distributing t-shirts to individuals as they check in(While the participants are walking/running):- Food/drink hand out: along the course, handing waters/fruits to participants- Medal organization: making sure all medals are organized before they are announced- Course monitoring: Making sure people are going the right way and that the course is marked clearly*- Participation encouragement: cheering for participants as they run/cross the finish line- Timing company coordinator: getting the timing company the registration forms and helping them with getting numbers registered for those who are running.- If you need a break, you can stop by the volunteer tent to enjoy water and snacks/fruit.(Celebration/Breakdown)- Event break down: breaking down registration, breaking down patient resource tent, folding linens, taking down team banners, cleaning up trash, lifting boxes (up to 50 lbs.), repacking boxes, etc.**Volunteers will be engaged in physical activity; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical activities include walking, standing, sitting, bending and lifting up to 25 pounds.The GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer is committed to providing equal opportunity for our volunteers and prohibits any unlawful discrimination.

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