“Climate Justice Now!” chants echoed in the lively streets of Freiburg on 24 September 2021 at the big climate strike where people of all ages were present.
Exactly one week ago, on 24 September 2021, many places around the globe hosted big climate strikes in the light of Fridays for Future. On the same day, more than 400 strikes took place Germany-wide.
Some of our team members were also there to represent the Solar Energy Engineering department and themselves as individuals who want to live in a better future where human greed would not have destroyed the planet and politicians took this existential threat seriously.
We were happy to be there on this hot September day - perhaps the first of many warm autumn days to come, with the respectful but loud crowd demanding climate justice for everyone around the globe.
The timing of the big strike was also crucial: it took place only two days before the pivotal federal elections in Germany. Participants voiced their call for urgent action to stop the 1.5 degrees Celsius temperature increase and to achieve the net-zero goal in a not so distant future. The strike took place with required hygiene rules and Covid-19 precautions.