Over 163 countries participated in the Climate Strike on September 20th. The motivation for the Climate Strike was to make our voices heard to drive change when it came to policies affecting our environment. Here at Muslim Girl, we support the #ClimateStrike because as Muslims, we have a duty to protect the Earth, and to endlessly love the creation as much as we love the Creator.
Teen Climate Change Activist, Isra Hirsi, helped MG understand a little bit more about what the U.S. Climate Strike is and gave some advice about what we can do as individuals to reduce our waste. If you aren’t familiar, let us introduce you. She’s the executive director of the U.S. Climate Strike; an advocate of justice who was invited to the UN Climate Summit, and, in short, she’s a boss who hasn’t even graduated high school yet. When we say “Muslim women talk back,” we mean it.
Then we hit the streets in NYC to march in the Climate Strike to show our solidarity with the world. No matter religion, age, gender, political party, or race, climate change is something that affects us all. We need to be one world, because our house is on fire. Best part? We made a video all about it. Click the link to find out more.