17 Powerful Images from the Boston Climate Strike

Article originally published by Maggie Rakovic on Medium.

On Friday, September 20, 2019, I had the honor of attending the global youth-led climate strike in my home base — Boston. I’m lucky enough to work for a company (Media Cause) that not only encouraged those of us who wanted to attend, but went the extra mile and provided us with some “out of office” language suggestions. As I set my OOO, I had no idea that for the rest of the day I’d be completely covered in goosebumps from the inspirational event that I was about to become a part of.

I’ve tried to do justice to this historic event here.

Stroller Striker. | Greeted by a young girl and Elmo.

Climate change is. | Early-bird strikers use the morning to make signs.

Humans. | Welcomed by humans raising their voices for their home

Works of art. | Children are proud to show off their signs to the crowds.

Works of art. | Children are proud to show off their signs to the crowds.

Now. | Now was a reoccurring keyword used on climate strikers’ signs.

Generations. | Adults joined the youth to raise their voices in unison.

Climate Criminal | Strikers got creative with their signs and listened as speakers took the stage.

Climate Criminal | Strikers got creative with their signs and listened as speakers took the stage.

S.O.S | Young girls found elevated surfaces to share their message to the crowd.

Sign language. | Climate marchers shared their signs with onlookers and some sent messages back.

Sign language. | Climate marchers shared their signs with onlookers and some sent messages back.

History meets history. | General Joseph Hooker overlooks the Climate Strike as it approaches the MA State House.

Dr. Seuss | One of the youngest Boston Climate Strikers.

Destination. | Young students demand climate action in front of the State House.

Zero-emissions vehicle. | Two girls take a zero-emissions vehicle home.


Maggie Rakovic, Account Strategist

Maggie is an Account Strategist in Media Cause’s Boston office. She’s been passionate about protecting the planet and all the creatures inhabiting it since her childhood. Her curiosity and love of nature stemmed from living in a town near the ocean and spending most of her time winter/spring/summer/fall at the beach. Maggie joined the Media Cause team in 2017 because she wanted to use her skills (superpowers) to help others do good and make an impact for different causes. When OOO she’s most likely at the beach, taking photos out in nature, running or at an outdoor concert.

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