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From Stockholm to Perugia: Saving the Planet

Date: March 16, 2019 - categories: , , , , - 13 Comments

Salva il pianeta!” – and sometimes, “Save the planet!” – shouted fired-up students and teachers carrying placards as they wound through medieval Perugia on Friday, March 15th.

In nearly two thousand cities in over one hundred countries all over the globe, students – and not only –  joined in the Global Strike for Future promulgated by#FridaysForFuture

Many a banner or placard was in English…

…..although the English wasn’t always perfetto:

But each placard was carried with pride and passione:

…and some pleas for saving the planet weren’t on placards but right on faces

…as were the letters “FFFP”(FridaysForFuturePerugia)

The march headed down Perugia’s main street, passing the elegant medieval city hall, Palazzo dei Priori:

…..and concluded near the church dedicated to San Ercolano, one of Perugia’s three patron saints, where  participants  listened attentively to brief talks by environmentalists on climate change 

…and students, too, beseeched all to direct their time and efforts to salvation of the planet:

…and to think this all kicked off in Sweden with young Greta:

Greta, they were with you in full force in Perugia on March 15th. I hope that somehow you knew…

Read more about #FridaysForFuture –

See #FridaysForFuture events worldwide

See the #FridaysForFuture march in Turin

Read about why Perugia entices

Read about another event in Perugia drawing in the crowds


  • Bev Oliveri says:

    Wonderful demonstration by all concerned about our planet! As she signs proclaimed—THERE IS NO PLANET B

    God helps wake up and take responsibility for our planet!

  • Emilie says:

    Really nice blog note with really powerful photos for a very important matter! Great one Anne! ?

  • Anne Robichaud says:

    Bev and Emilie, wish you could have been there with me!
    Mille grazie for your notes.
    Emilie, I read here about Brussels – HUGE crowd there, too…

  • Jack Litewka says:

    So wonderful to see Italian youngsters demonstrating for a healthier Earth… and being part of the worldwide student demonstrations. Soon they will be voting— and let’s hope they remember who the climate-change deniers were and are.

  • Anne Robichaud says:

    Jack, YOU SAID IT. World leaders will be instrumental in effecting climate change measures. And too many need to be replaced. At once

  • Jan Conlin says:

    Fantastic post and pictures. Thank heavens for our youth. Xo

  • Anne Robichaud says:

    Thanks, Jan, for your note and SI! changes must be made by our youth. What a mess we are leaving them. Sigh

  • Judy Tetu says:

    So wonderful to see the energy of youth in the pictures. So glad to see you looking well, Anne.

  • Anne Robichaud says:

    Thanks, Judy…and what revitalizing energy from those young people!

  • Jane Ellis says:

    These are wonderful photos of this very important event. So good to see all age groups represented and so many younger people with their wonderful signs. May we all continue to march and to vote until the wealthy powers that be realize the public will no longer stand for their greed and destruction. Thank you for posting this blog.

  • Anne Robichaud says:

    Thanks, Jane for your wise and important note. Our generation was so hopeful …this generation knows they have to deal with the woes we have left them

  • Kim says:

    Truly amazing to see so much passion and fire in the youth for the planet! They are wonderful models for EVERYONE – young and old alike. Thanks for sharing!

  • Anne Robichaud says:

    Yes, Kim….all over the world, our hope is in the youth. And they know it. Feel the responsibility.

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