Take Action this Earth Month!
April is Earth Month! It's a great time to raise awareness about environmental and climate issues, and we will be adding events and ways to take action for climate justice throughout the next few weeks so that you can plan out your activism this spring!
Do you have a climate or environmental event or action item you'd like us to promote? Email email@example.com to have it featured on this page!
Art Build in Bowdoinham - April 2nd
Join MYCJ, the organizers of the Portland Climate Strike & the folks at the Artists' Rapid Response Team (ARRT!) for a climate justice art build in Bowdoinham on Sunday April 2nd! We'll be at Merrymeeting Grange Hall (27 Main St. Bowndoinham) throughout the day to make signs and banners for the Earth Day Climate Strike and the Youth Day of Action! Art supplies will be provided! To RSVP fill out the contact form linked here, tell them you're a youth signing up for the April 2nd Art Build, and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need transportation support.
Virtual Art Build - April 13th at 6PM
Join the Youth Day of Action organizers for a virtual art build Thursday April 13th at 6pm. We'll be hanging out virtually and making posters, so bring a friend, grab a clean piece of recycled cardboard and some markers! Email us at email@example.com if you need art supplies! Register here!
April 22nd 2023 at 2PM - Monument Square, Portland
This Earth Day, Maine Youth for Climate Justice, along with several other local organizations and activists, are striking in downtown Portland for a greener, safer, and more equitable world that prioritizes people over polluting corporations.
This strike will focus not only on calling for an end to the fossil fuel era but also on recognizing the intersections between climate justice and social justice, racial justice, and other prominent issues impacting our communities. A truly just transition to renewable energy requires that we put people–especially those in frontline and marginalized communities–at the forefront of our work.
Therefore, we want to build a climate strike in which everyone feels included. With our Earth Day strike, we are striving to create an opportunity for everyone who wants to make our state, our country, and our world a better place to join together as a Maine community and demand our leaders take action.
RSVP here if you are planning to attend the strike to help us get a rough sense of how many people will be there.
Want to help us publicize the strike? Use this toolkit with flyers, sample social media posts, and more!
Want to help us organize the strike? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more on how you can help!
Youth Day of Action
Thursday April 27th from 10AM to 1PM - Maine State House in Augusta
Across the globe, young people are leading the fight for bold climate action and climate justice. What’s on your climate agenda? Water rights? The Pine Tree Amendment? A Consumer-Owned Utility in Maine?
On April 27th from 10am to 1pm, Maine Youth for Climate Justice, Maine Youth Action, MEEA Changemakers, JustME for JustUS, Maine Youth Power, and Young People’s Caucus will be hosting a Youth Day of Action at the State House in Augusta. This event will be a day for youth in Maine to mobilize and present our vision and demands for our future. The day will include a rally, press conference, lobbying, and networking. We will also be livestreaming the event. Register here and RSVP to our Facebook event here!