Amazon employees are striking against climate change
Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, a group of Amazon workers who came together in Dec. 2018 to push for the development of a company-wide climate change plan, are demanding that the tech giant lower its climate emissions to zero by 2030. They will show their support by walking out of work on Sep. 20 at 11:30 PST.
These employees will be joining youth and workers in different sectors on this day for a global climate strike, spurred by the millions of students who are protesting complicity to climate change.
We want Amazon to commit to zero emissions by 2030 and pilot electric vehicles first in communities most impacted by pollution. We should be leaders reaching zero first, not sliding in at the last moment.
The group is also calling on Amazon to stop funding politicians and lobbyists who deny climate change and to discontinue their work with oil and gas companies, which use Amazon’s Artificial Intelligence technology, such as advanced machine learning, to accelerate oil and gas extraction.
“Amazon’s business contributes to the climate crisis. Communities around Amazon Warehouses, like the Inland Empire in California, have elevated rates of asthma and respirator disease because of the fossil-fuel powered vehicles that drive thousands of times each day,” said Sarah Read, a member of Amazon Employees for Climate Justice.
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