OUR DEMANDS

We demand bold action on climate that matches the scale of the climate crisis that science and justice demand.

 

We, the youth of Maine, demand:

  • That legislators, corporate leaders, and all people in positions of power commit to taking the necessary action to mitigate and adapt to climate change on the time scale that science and justice require.

  • That legislators in this state publicly recognize that climate change is an issue that is currently happening and exacerbating existing inequalities, both globally and locally.

  • That legislators listen to and lift up marginalized and youth voices in the decision-making process, especially where the future is concerned.

  • Comprehensive climate education in schools.

  • A green new deal that prioritizes climate, social, racial, and economic justice, includes enforcement mechanisms, and paves the way to a sustainable society.

  • A just transition to 100% renewable energy by 2030.

Check out our event and campaign specific demands here:

Youth Day of Action Demands, April 2019 

September 20th, 2020 Climate Strike Demands 

December 2019 Climate Strike Demands

  • The aim of the December 6th action was to demand that the state of Maine declare a climate emergency. By having a lie-in and strike corresponding with the global strike, we were kicking off this campaign. 

Youth Voices Day Demands, January 2020 

MYCJ Vision for the Maine Climate Council Working Groups, April 2020

A Just Climate Plan for Maine, August 2020