This campaign was launched by West Lafayette Climate Strikes, a student-led team that has planned multiple climate strikes and actions. But now, we want to grow this movement across the state with your help and unite student organizations and individuals throughout Indiana.
We believe that the climate crisis must be treated as the crisis it is by the state of Indiana. Despite multiple powerful and passionate student-led events in 2019 and 2020, including West Lafayette's climate strike on September 27, Youth Climate Action Day on January 28, and a climate strike at the statehouse. We have seen little action by our state government. We have had enough. We demand that our politicians at the statehouse identify the climate crisis as a crisis and declare a climate emergency, that state legislation is passed to set a goal for statewide carbon neutrality, and that legislation that works to eliminate environmental racism and the unequal effects of the climate crisis in primarily minority communities in Indiana.
The Confront the Climate Crisis campaign is a statewide campaign aimed at engaging organizations and student-led action groups across the state in statewide climate action. By bringing youth to the forefront, we know that we can create the change that we need to see and take the next step in protecting our future. The voices of those throughout Indiana who are most affected by the climate crisis will be brought to the forefront in campaign efforts. We will begin the campaign by delivering a powerful and action-based letter to our statehouse legislators to begin putting pressure on our lawmakers. We have the power to confront the climate crisis - and that is what we will do.
Currently, we have 16,000+ petition supporters from 15+ countries!