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Ben & Jerry’s, Lush, Patagonia among businesses closing Friday for Global Climate Strike

Ben & Jerry’s, Lush, Patagonia among businesses closing Friday for Global Climate Strike


CLOSE New York City’s Education Department announced that students wishing to attend a nationwide climate demonstration will have their absences excused Buzz60Several businesses have joined the call for climate change and are closing Friday for the Global Climate Strike Businesses including Ben & Jerry’s, Burton, Lush, Patagonia and SodaStream say they are closing down – for the day or for several hours – to encourage their employees and customers to participate in the strike “We’re going to disrupt our ‘business as usual’ on Sept 20 to demonstrate our solidarity with global climate strikers,” Ben & Jerry’s said in a statement “We believe we all must change the way we live, and the way we do business.”The protests are timed to begin a week of activism at the United Nations, including a Youth Climate Summit on Saturday and a U N. Climate Action Summit on Monday. A second strike is planned for Sept. 27.FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInMeet Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old making waves on climate change Fullscreen Posted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old climate change activist, has gained an international following as she coordinates youth walk outs and talks to legislators around the world Globally, students have participated in the ‘Fridays for Future’ climate change strikes, following Greta’s lead Get to know the teenage activist in photos. Fabrice Coffrini, AFP/Getty ImagesFullscreenGreta Thunberg stands in front of the Swedish Parliament, where she goes on school strike on September 28, 2018 in Stockholm She decided to go on school strike every Friday at the parliament to get politicians to act on climate chance following Swedens hottest summer ever, summer 2018 Thunberg demanded that Swedish government reduce carbon admissions, as outlined in the Paris Agreement Jonathan Nackstrand, AFP/Getty ImagesFullscreenStudents gather to demand the government take action on climate change at Martin Place on November 30, 2018 in Sydney, Australia Inspired by Greta Thunberg, thousands of students walked out of school in cities across Australia to demand government action Prime Minister Scott Morrison urged students to stay in school, telling parliament, “what we want is more learning in schools and less activism in schools ” Mark Metcalfe, Getty ImagesFullscreenGreta Thunberg delivers a speech next to Governor of the Bank of France Francois Villeroy de Galhau during the closing day of the World Economic Forum annual meeting, on January 25, 2019 in Davos, Switzerland Fabrice Coffrini, AFP/Getty ImagesFullscreenGreta Thunberg sits next to a placard reading “school strike for climate” on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum annual meeting, on January 25, 2019 in Davos, Switzerland Fabrice Coffrini, AFP/Getty ImagesFullscreenStudents take part in a march for the environment and the climate organized by students, in Brussels, on February 21, 2019 The demonstrators were joined by Greta Thunberg. Emmanuel Dunand, AFP/Getty ImagesFullscreenThousands take part in a protest called by the “Fridays For Future” movement on a global day of student protests aiming to spark world leaders into action on climate change in Santiago, Chile on March 15, 2019 Martin Bernetti, AFP/Getty ImagesFullscreenStudents take part in a march for the environment and the climate o, in Brussels, on February 21, 2019 Emmanuel Dunand, AFP/Getty ImagesFullscreenGreta Thunberg speaks at a Fridays for Future protest gathering on March 29, 2019 in Berlin, Germany According to organizers 25,000 people, mostly pupils and children striking from school, took part in the demonstration to demand more action to stop climate change Sean Gallup, Getty ImagesFullscreenGreta Thunberg receives the Special Climate Protection Award during the annual German film and television awards ‘Golden Camera’ of German TV magazine ‘HoerZu’ in Berlin on March 30, 2019 The award of the Media Group Funke honours outstanding achievements in television, film and entertainment Hannibal Hanschke, AFP/Getty ImagesFullscreenGreta Thunberg speaks during the Fridays For Future rally in Piazza del Popolo in Rome on April 19, 2019 The placard reads “It’s not the climate that has to change but our habits.” Filippo Monteforte, AFP/Getty ImagesFullscreenSwedish environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg addresses politicians, media and guests with the Houses of Parliament on April 23, 2019 in London, England Her visit coincided with the ongoing “Extinction Rebellion” protests across London Leon Neal, Getty ImagesFullscreenAn aerial picture shows a labyrinth in a corn field with a portrait of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and test reading ‘fridays for future’ at the ‘Hof Luenemann’ in Selm, Germany on July 10, 2019 Ina Fassbender, AFP/Getty ImagesFullscreenGreta Thunberg boards an electric powered rib, before traveling to board the Malizia II IMOCA class sailing yacht off the coast of Plymouth, England, on August 14, 2019, as she prepares to start her journey across the Atlantic to New York where she will attend the UN Climate Action Summit next month Kirsty Wigglesworth, AFP/Getty ImagesFullscreenClimate change activist Greta Thunberg sets sail for New York in the 60ft Malizia II yacht from Mayflower Marina, on August 14, 2019 in Plymouth, England Greta has stopped flying as the aviation industry is responsible for 12% of CO2 emissions from all forms of transports Once in New York she attended a climate change conference. Finnbarr Webster, Getty ImagesFullscreenThe Malizia II, a zero-carbon yacht, with Greta Thunberg, 16, arrives in the US after a 15-day journey crossing the Atlantic in on August 28, 2019 in New York “Land!! The lights of Long Island and New York City ahead,” Greta tweeted. She later wrote on Twitter that her yacht had anchored off the entertainment district of Coney Island in Brooklyn to clear customs and immigration Johannes Eisele, AFP/Getty ImagesFullscreenA woman holds a sign with the image of teenage Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg during a strike to demand action be taken on climate change outside the White House on September 13, 2019 in Washington, DC Sarah Silbiger, Getty ImagesFullscreenGreta Thunberg poses with Amnesty International Secretary General Kumi Naidoo after Thunberg was awarded Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience award at George Washington University in Washington, DC on September 16, 2019 Erik S. Lesser, EPA-EFEFullscreenFormer US President Barack Obama fist bumps Greta Thunberg at the Obama Foundation headquarters in Washington DC on September 16, 2019 The Obama Foundation, AFP/Getty ImagesFullscreenGreta Thunberg attends a Senate Climate Change Task Force meeting in the US Capitol in Washington, DC on September 17, 2019 The meeting was part of a week of activities culminating in a climate strike on September 20, 2019, as part of the Fridays for Future movement Shawn Thew, EPA-EFEFullscreenGreta Thunberg attends the joint House Foreign Affairs and House Climate Crisis committees hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on September 18, 2019 The hearing’s topic was ‘Voices Leading the Next Generation on the Global Climate Crisis’ EPA-EFE/ERIK S. LESSER ORG XMIT: ELX01 Erik S. Lesser, EPA-EFEFullscreenInterested in this topic? You may also want to view these photo galleries:Replay1 of 212 of 213 of 214 of 215 of 216 of 217 of 218 of 219 of 2110 of 2111 of 2112 of 2113 of 2114 of 2115 of 2116 of 2117 of 2118 of 2119 of 2120 of 2121 of 21AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext Slide“The climate crisis is an emergency and can no longer be ignored It is our responsibility as leaders to hear and raise the voice of the young generation today and act now ” SodaStream CEO Eyal Shohat said in a statement. “Caring for the planet is at the core of our company, and we have to walk the talk ”Online companies are also participating. According to the official strike website, Globalclimatestrike net, there’s a digital global climate strike planned with more than 6,000 websites participating, several which will “go green” by displaying banners Closed FridayHere are some of the major businesses that are closed Friday:Ben & Jerry’s: Scoop Shops globally will either be closed Friday or will delay opening until after the strike, the company announced Corporate offices will be closed during the strike and manufacturing plants in Vermont and in the Netherlands will slow down or shut down so workers can participate Learn more at www.benjerry.com.Burton: Stores and global offices will be closed Friday Burton.com will not take orders or make any sales worldwide and the site will instead re-direct to the Global Climate Strike website Learn more at www.burton.com.Lush: The cosmetics and skincare company says it is closing its 250 stores in the U S. and Canada Friday. Learn more at www.lushusa.com.Patagonia: The outdoor clothing company is closing its stores Friday Learn more at www.patagonia.com.SodaStream: All of the company’s e-commerce platforms and head office operations will be closed for 24 hours starting at 8 a m. ET in the U.S. and 8 a.m. local time in other countries.Find more protests: Some of the businesses supporting the Climate Strike are listed at www strikewithus.org and www.globalclimatestrike.net.This story will be updated.Contributing: Elizabeth WeiseFollow USA TODAY reporter Kelly Tyko on Twitter: @KellyTykoRead or Share this story: https://www usatoday.com/story/money/2019/09/19/global-climate-strike-closings-these-businesses-closing-sept-20/2373670001/

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