Students in Canada are expected to participate in climate demonstrations beginning this Friday, and some school boards are moving to allow - even encourage - them to miss class for the cause.
The Syracuse City School District is not excusing students who skip school today to attend a global youth protest for climate change.
Similar rallies are planned in cities around the globe. However, the board noted students under 18 must still obtain parental permission to skip class. Our changing climate is one of the gravest issues our children face.
He also said he would donate a day's pay to a climate-action organization.
In Hong Kong, where near-daily protests all summer have demanded greater democracy, about 50 people found a different reason to demonstrate: climate change.
The 15-year-old Fort High School student said it wouldn't be long before the younger generation brought about a change in leadership: "People are demanding more than they're being offered".
"We've held a climate strike in Maidstone once before, we're all passionate about it as it's our future we have to be able to shape it".
The Global Climate Strike has been inspired by Greta Thunberg a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, who in 2018 launched global headlines for solitary protests outside of the Swedish parliament and managed to unite millions of youngsters around the idea. "Unidos: Fiesta for Climate y Communidad" is in solidarity with the thousands of youth and adults who will strike all across the world to demand transformative action to address the climate crisis.
The council said in a statement that it "must take a stand for our future when our government will not".
"I think it is just a disruption".
Ahead of the United Nations climate action summit in NY on Monday, the movement aimed to hold the largest climate strike in history with thousands of people rallying outside parliaments and blocking roadways to call on world leaders to prevent ecological collapse. Wales' declaration of a climate emergency is important - but it's not enough.
George Hoberg, a professor at UBC's School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, tweeted Tuesday that he didn't have scheduled classes on September 27, but would be focusing his lessons next week on climate policy.
At the University of Nevada, Reno, Stallar Lufrano-Jardine, 36, is setting up an event on campus where she's an employee and student.
Event co-ordinator Zak Rudin (17) said the impacts of climate change were now being felt in the form of record hot temperatures, droughts, floods, hurricanes, cyclones, melting ice and rising sea levels - all while the Amazon rainforest, one of the biggest carbon sinks in the world, burns thanks to massive unregulated deforestation. "It is not a day off". Traffic blockades are also planned for the afternoon.
"Many adults will support this call to action but for those who do not wish to protest in this fashion and take to the streets there are still many ways to help defeat the worst affects of climate change. It will be hot and the population here will decrease", Darwin High School year 11 student Argus Gurry told AAP. We can stay in school and we can be where we are told that we need to be, but the reality is that the climate crisis isn't going to wait until we graduate.