I hated this T Shirt my mum bought me. And I’ve not worn it once and now it’s too small. Listening to @lillys_plastic_pickup podcast yesterday I heard that she turned old T Shirts into bags. And today I learnt about how and where clothing is made and about synthetic fabrics so I didn’t want this T Shirt to not get used as much as it can – it needed a new life.
So I searched YouTube for a no sew T-Shirt bag tutorial, and made this!
I’m really happy out it came out.
I felt so happy yesterday for the support that was shown during the strike, and at how many people attended, especially because it was the half term holidays. This was my 13th week of protest and it has only made me more determined to keep going, and keep striking.
I was shy at first when we first arrived because I don’t do well in new situations, I get very nervous and a little anxious. So I sat near to where the youth speakers were and breathed deeply before I asked them if I could sing.
Although I was nervous, if you want to speak out at a strike, do a speech, poem, sing etc – don’t let fear stop you. Just do it. People need to hear what you have to say too. It is what YOU feel is important, and it matters!
I was nervous singing as well as chanting during the march part of the strike.
At first when I started chanting no one joined in, but gradually people started to and then we were all chanting together. It made me feel so excited and much more part of the whole strike and really changed the atmosphere. Even people on the streets as we passed clapped, on the street and in their cars. People came out of work/buildings to clap and cheer us on. It made me feel so good to have their support.
We did do a sit down protest too. We blocked off one of the main roads in Manchester for 10 minutes. The older youth strikers had organised this all with the police, so they were there to support us and make sure we stayed safe as we walked through traffic and I thanked them as we walked past and at the end of the strike.
I think this strike was a great success, even though my throat hurt from all the chanting 🙂
The next big strike will be on the 24th May. I will be in Manchester St Peters Square 12- 2pm again. you can find out where your local strike in the UK might be in this link.
There is also a families group that meet before at 11am for those with young children from birth. Rise Up Families Facebook Group!
If you cannot make a strike you can always Tweet your local MP. I Tweet mine every Friday. OR write them a letter. You can do that by using this link which makes it really easy to find out who your local MP is and write to the
I really hope you can make the next strike.
I will be back at the Fridays for Future Protest outside Manchester Town Hall next week as usual.
I did an interview with Manchester Climate Monthly. The first question had me thinking about how long I had been striking and was surprised to see that today is my 13th week and my 3rd big strike.
Here’s a part of my answer to the first question.
You can read the rest of the interview here: Interview with Manchester Climate Monthly!
I really liked this interview as I could think about the answers and I wasn’t rushed, which can sometimes make me very anxious.
Say hello to my friends Zoe and Joey.
I was given these 2 sweet pepper plants a few weeks back. Today I repotted them, especially as Zoe (the small plant) wasn’t as big as Joey.
At the moment they are still in the house. I take them outside when it’s been sunny and then bring them back indoors when it gets cooler in the evening.
I’m really hoping they give us some peppers, especially as peppers are one of the vegetables my big brother likes to cook with.
Out in Manchester again today encouraging adults to support young people at next weeks national climate strike on April 12th.
Friday 5 minute action take a selfie, hashtag #climatestrike you don’t have to be at a strike to do this – tag your MP…. ask your MP what they’re doing about the issue as plans so far won’t tackle the climate crisis we are in. 🌿Lil’s World Blog in bio 🌿
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The weather has been a bit crazy. (Thanks climate change 😔) but the bulbs I helped plant at the gardening hub have started to open.
They’ve really helped the little patch of land look more presentable. But we have left wildflowers and planted wild garlic too so that insects, butterfly’s and bee’s have food sources.
A random bulb popped up to. We have no idea what it is so my mum name it Audrey II.
Going to keep and eye in this one!
Last week we also started our first crop of potatoes.
This week we manured the beds and popped pots on top of the rhubarb to force grow it.
I’ve been making origami boats that will be delivered to the decision making delegates at the IMO on the 7th of May.
On that date representatives from around the world are going to talk about one global shipping pollution, and how they can cut emissions before 2030.
This is a simple and easy way for children and young people to have our say. Some artivism (activism and art.) Writing messages on origami boats to be delivered to over 1000 delegates from around the world.
All the information to make the boats is in this Link.
But please make sure you post them by the last day of April to make sure they arrive in London for the 3rd if May.
Make 1, or as many as you like. I am going to make some more and post them just after Easter.