There is a historic, world-wide movement happening. People are gathering together in what is being called a “Climate Strike” to sound the alarm on climate change. The phenomenon is truly global. And, as amazing as it may sound, it all started with one 16-year-old climate activist from Sweden named Greta Thunberg. For the first time just last year, Thunberg began striking by skipping school every Friday to protest government inaction on climate change. Her passion and message inspired kids around the world to do the same, and has now grown to include millions people, of ALL ages, all across the world.
It is a truly moving thing to experience being among so many equally-minded people. Even more so, knowing it all is being spearheaded by predominantly young adults and school-aged children. But, maybe it should not come as any surprise. As it is, they and their children…and grandchildren, are the ones who will bear the brunt if the worst-case of climate change happens. And by many accounts, it will. What these Climate Strikers are demanding is—first and foremost—for the world to take notice of the severity of the situation. And secondly for everyone to start acting accordingly.
Making a stand.
Allwood is extremely conscientious of the planet and our fellow people we share it with. As a company we have made a commitment to sustainable business practices, with a goal of being “green” as we possibly can, and to helping those in need where we can. We refuse to add to the plastic catastrophe, and will not make vinyl or plastic products.
To that endeavor, we fully support this growing movement of awareness on the condition of the climate and the impact our actions have on it. Furthermore we encourage other businesses to join us as well. Because only when we make a stand to “act according” to our beliefs, and we all do our part, can we hope to make a positive difference.
We think the time has passed where it is acceptable for a business to put profits over everything else and hope others will join us.