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Beyond Retro for Global Climate Strikes

Posted on September 20 2019

The ever-inspiring Greta Thunberg, alongside other young activists across the globe, are urging you, me, us, to strike on the 20th and the 27th of September this year. 

Their requests are simple: that immediate action be taken to tackle the climate crisis. 

There have been prior climate strikes in March and May, which were aimed mainly at school children, but this time around they want (and need) everyone to join their protest. 

The climate strike is a global movement to show politicians everywhere that the movement is growing and that we won’t stop until we get climate justice. 

Greta Thunberg, Climate Strike on Washington DC. 

Beyond Retro in Solidarity With Climate Strikers

Sustainability is at the core of what we do. 

We pride ourselves on offering customers a sustainable alternative to throwaway fashion. Buying second hand and vintage clothing is an easy (and impactful) way to reduce your carbon footprint. 

By shopping vintage, you are directly reducing the demand for energy-intensive new clothes and keeping more items out of landfills and incinerators. 

At Beyond Retro, we are constantly looking for new opportunities to make a lasting impact on not just the fashion landscape, but the Earth we live on. Take, for example, our Beyond Retro Label line - which sees us save thousands of items from landfill daily. 

We campaign for climate justice each and every day, and for this reason, we stand with climate strikers in their protest. 

Climate Strikers on London, March 2019.

How To Get Involved

Over 4000 events have been planned in 120 countries, so it’s easy to get involved.

You can join a strike taking place near you or even organise your own if there isn’t one happening where you live. 

Beyond Retro stands in solidarity with the climate strikers, and encourages all our staff and customers to join if they can!

There are also climate strikes all around the world, as close to home as Bethnal Green, minutes away from our Brick Lane store, and as far away as Tokyo, Japan. Meaning you can tackle climate change in more ways than one. 

That being said, climate strikers acknowledge that it’s not possible for everyone to go on strike.

Other ways of getting involved include spreading the word about the mass protests that are taking place, and the reasons why people feel compelled to protest. One way to do this is by joining the digital climate strike.

Join us and lead the climate revolution, let’s change the world!

To discover more, head to the Global Climate Strike website. And to find out more about how you can tackle climate change every day, read our Complete Guide To Making Your Wardrobe More Sustainable

Words Chardonnay West