Chase marches for the climate on February the 14th!
As a community of storytellers looking for influences that trigger change, our voice can not be missed on the climate marches in Brussels! The Chase staff and interns plan to join all the youngsters in Brussels with the Chase community, and we would like to be present as numerous as possible! Will you join us?
Text by Joke D'Hooghe
The Youth for Climate March started with a few thousand protesters four weeks ago and swelled to 35,000 last week. On the fourth edition on the 31st of January 12,500 students gathered in Brussels and at least as many in Liege. The tens of thousands of teenagers and students are skipping school every Thursday as a wake-up call for the Belgian government about their climate policy, especially in the run-up to national and European Union elections.
So, now what?
The Chase staff and interns plan to join all the youngsters in Brussels with the Chase community, and would like to be present as numerous as possible. If we haven’t met yet, or you’re just following us on social media, it’s the perfect opportunity to introduce yourself and tag along!
In addition, we also call on all our creatives to take photos during the march, report through Instagram stories, ... Because, as usual, we want to use the power of the internet to share our story and that of all other demonstrators with our whole digital community.
Where and when?
- From Ghent: we gather at the main entrance of Gent-Sint-Pieters on Koningin Maria Hendrikaplein at 9am, to take the train of 09:23am to Brussels North.
- From Hasselt: we gather at the main entrance of the train station at 8:45 am, to take the train of 9:11am to Brussels North.
- In Brussels: we’ll meet at the Proximus shop on the Koning Albert II-Laan, in front of Brussels North Station from 10 o'clock.
At 10.30am we’ll join the march that leaves at the Koning Albert II-Laan, in front of Brussels North Station. The end of the march is scheduled around 1.30 pm.
What to bring?
Sturdy walking shoes, warm clothing and creative banners that carry out the message you stand for. For more info on the cause and inspiration for slogans: check this BBC article. We may have some of our new tote bags, designed by Toykyo, to give away!