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Sister Studios, Kloke, Alpha60 and other local businesses close up shop for the global climate strike

Image via Future Super 
Words by Sasha Gattermayr

Companies, labels and small businesses across the country will close this afternoon to take part in the global strike for climate action on September 20. The global effort has seen 1,700 strikes organised across 150 countries just three days before the UN Climate Action summit.

The ‘Not Business as Usual’ campaign was started to implore the Australian private sector to support the strike action organised by groups of school children around the world protesting the lack of government action on the environmental crisis. Setting a global benchmark for retailers and companies, outdoor apparel company Patagonia will close all stores across the UK and Ireland on September 20 and 27 in support.

On the home front, large companies like Future Super and travel company Intrepid will join small local businesses like Sister Studios and FME Apparel in closing business early to attend the strikes. Other large independent businesses like Aesop and Readings are following suit. At the time of writing, 2,568 businesses have pledged to join the Not Business as Usual alliance.

You can find out more about the businesses involved in the climate strikes here. Times and locations for strikes in capital cities are below, and all other locations are listed here.

Melbourne
Treasury Gardens, 2pm

Sydney
The Domain, 12pm

Adelaide
Victoria Square, 12pm

Brisbane
Queens Gardens, 1pm

Canberra
Glebe Park, 12pm

Darwin
Parliament, 1pm

Hobart
Parliament, 12pm

Perth
Forrest Place, 11am

thisisnotbusinessasusual.org

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