On September 20, millions of students, workers, parents, children, and many more will walk out on their jobs, classes and other daily commitments to call for an end to a reliance on fossil fuels, and an overall emphasis on saving the environment. Following along with their consistent efforts to lessen their imprint, Burton Snowboards has joined the strike.
Inspired by Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old who has made waves across the political landscape with her activism, Burton felt they could no longer turn a blind eye to the problems facing the world. CEO Donna Carpenter, the impetus behind much of the social emphasis at Burton, could no longer turn a blind eye: “The Amazon is literally on fire, the seas are rising and glaciers are melting. I’m proud to have Burton join Greta’s movement to draw attention to this global crisis.”
- Burton will close all of its global offices and owned stores for business on Friday, September 20 so everyone can walk out and join the strike in their regions.
- Use all of their owned flagship stores as a gathering place on the morning of September 20 where people can make signs and walk to nearby marches.
- For 24 hours on September 20, Burton.com will not take orders or make any sales worldwide – the site will instead re-direct to the Global Climate Strike website to help build awareness for the cause. All owned stores will not sell product that day and instead be a community space for strikers.
Other companies joining the strike include Patagonia, Ecosia, and many more. To see huge brands make a move like this is certainly a step in the right direction—and we can’t wait to see more of it in the future.—ML