Skip to main content New York City’s Education Department announced that students wishing to attend a nationwide climate demonstration will have their absences excused. Buzz60 Several 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. Amazon slashing carbon emissions: Amazon commits to 100% renewable energy, 100,000 electric vans to fight climate change ‘It’s our future that’s at stake’: US students plan to skip school Friday to fight climate ’emergency’ “The climate crisis is an emergency and can […]

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