Fridays for Future: A Global Movement

We take a look at what has evolved and grown into an inspiring campaign for climate change, Fridays for Future, is committed to real change, now. 

In August 2018, 15-year old Greta Thunberg and other young climate activists decided to strike to protect against the lack of action on climate change and the consequent crisis as a result of it. 

What began as a three week Friday school strike has grown into a global movement of young climate activists with clear goals to combat climate change in order to ensure a future for everyone. 

Over time the movement has set very clear environmental goals that they believe will help to protect further damage to our planet.

  1. Keep the global temperature rise below 1.5°C compared to pre-industrial levels
  2. Ensure climate justice and equity
  3. Listen to the best united science currently available

The movement works to encourage individuals and clients to adopt the goals and to make them achievable. This is a matter of urgency in many areas and will take a concerted effort from global governments, the private sector and individuals. 


What began as a three week Friday school strike has grown into a global movement. Image by Markus Spiske.

Fridays for Future is currently active in 7,500 cities and on all continents across the world. It involves more than 14 million people in what has become a truly global, visible movement.

Looking to be inspired?

Check out some of these amazing speeches by some of the world’s youngest climate activists. 

Looking to take action?

Join the movement and take steps to get involved, with this guide from Fridays for Future. 

Climate change is a real and pressing problem. It is an issue that will potentially impact on all of our futures. Taking action now means ensuring a better world for future generations to come. 


Take action and get involved. Image by Markus Spiske.

Co-living, by its very nature, is committed to a more environmentally friendly way to live. At Vonder we extend this commitment into the design and operations of all of our co-living London, Berlin and Warsaw complexes. We are also committed to developing a better way to live, one that puts community first. A better future is within our grasp, we just need to come together to achieve it.

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