Millions of people in the world today left – momentarily – their workplaces and homes to join the young people who mobilized this Friday, September 27, 2019, to demand from the governors concrete actions to face climate change.
This initiative called Fridays For Future (Friday for the Future), a worldwide movement that began a year ago, when Swedish activist Greta Thunberg made a stand before the Parliament of her country to demand accurate actions against global warming.
Ecuador is not far behind and this Friday young people from cities such as Guayaquil (Administration Square), Quito (Plaza Grande), Cuenca (Mother’s Park), Manta (Civic Square), Riobamba (Maldonado Park), Ambato (Cevallos Park ), Nueva Loja (Recreational Park), Puerto López (Central Park), Quevedo (Central Park of Quevedo), Santo Domingo (Zaracay Park), Santa Elena (Municipality of Santa Elena), San Cristóbal (Shark Pier), joined This global strike for climate change.
A piece of plastic and snack covers hung around the neck of Alisson Valdiviezo, 23. The young woman, who belongs to the Fridays for Future organization of Guayaquil, protested in the Administration Square.
In this place a concentration was made to request that the climatic and ecological emergency in the country be declared. In addition, during the protest, signatures were collected in support of a manifesto that will be taken to the National Assembly and that includes 16 lawsuits.
The Decentralized Municipal Autonomous Governments require that they regulate and control the use of rivers, estuaries and forests to preserve their protection and conservation; prepare, implement and execute both a Municipal Plan for the Integrated Management of Solid Waste and ordinances for solid waste management, which includes a management system specialized in good disposal. Also design regulation regulations for single-use plastics.
In Guayaquil, dozens of cardboard posters produced by activists, students from educational units and universities were placed under the monument to Sucre (Administration Square). The slogans: “Climate Justice Ecuador”, “Climate Emergency”, “more trees and less cobblestones”, “time runs the dying land”.
The Chilean Jorge Tapia, of the Movement # 6D said that it seeks to generate actions to save the planet. He carried the honest flag where the blue color was absent as a symbol of the disappearance of water due to bad habits.
Cecilia Torres, of Mingas by the Sea, explained that the manifesto and the signatures will be delivered to the Municipality of Guayaquil.
Different environmental organizations and movements participated in the concentration, including the Iguana Foundation, Sustainable Environment that asked for the planting of trees, not having circuses and dolphinariums. Valdiviezo asked for awareness.
“It’s no use recycling without public policies. We want to ask the Municipality of Guayaquil that they exist. ”