Join us in a Digital Climate Strike

This September, millions will take to the streets to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Show your solidarity by displaying a digital climate strike banner for the month.

With fires raging in the Amazon, hurricanes ripping across the Atlantic, and typhoons flooding Japan, our planet and our climate are sending us a message: We can no longer continue with business as usual.

The week starting September 20th, 350.org is organizing a Global Climate Strike, in association with Fridays For Future, to show global leaders that the time to act is now. Alongside the people walking out of workplaces, schools, and homes around the world, 350.org is organizing a digital climate strike. Websites participating in the digital strike will promote the physical strikes in the lead-up to the date, and partially block themselves to users on September 20th itself. That is where you come in!

Starting today, you can opt into the digital climate strike with your WordPress.com site, showing your commitment to this critical topic and spreading the word about the event. Between now and September 20th, your site will display a small climate strike banner. On the 20th, it will transform into a dismissible full-screen overlay.

WordPress.com site owners can head to My Site > Manage > Settings. At the top of the Settings menu, you will see a toggle switch — flip it on to join the digital climate strike.

Other WordPress sites can also join the movement by installing the Digital Climate Strike plugin from the WordPress.org plugin repository.

After the day of action, the banner will automatically disappear (or if you’ve installed the plugin, it will automatically disable) and your site will return to normal.

Together we can make a difference, and we hope you’ll join us in supporting this movement.


Missing out on the latest WordPress.com developments? Enter your email below to receive future announcements direct to your inbox. An email confirmation will be sent before you will start receiving notifications - please check your spam folder if you don't receive this.

Join 64,101,221 other followers

50 Comments

Comments are closed.

  1. Nathan Rogers

    It’s a great idea but the option doesn’t appear in settings, at least for me. Can you provide screenshots?

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Harry

    What a brilliant idea! I’m definitely going to participate

    Liked by 8 people

  3. maskednative

    Will most certainly add myself to your digital strike and thank you for your responsible actions.

    Liked by 8 people

  4. Al Amin

    Well said! I had this mind before but I didn’t how to go about it. I totally agree.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. Val's Whitewolf Media Youtube Channle

    Very nice!

    Liked by 8 people

  6. namratavijay220

    It’s a good cause. Keep it up!!!

    Liked by 9 people

  7. holyb0nz

    Admire your passion, disagree with your politics and appraisal of the crisis. Alarmism should always be questioned. That’s how mobs get started in the real world.

    Liked by 11 people

  8. LubbyGirl

    Nope. Won’t be participating..

    Liked by 7 people

  9. Rosaliene Bacchus

    Thanks for this initiative!

    Liked by 3 people

  10. drgettingsober

    Done! Hope to get to a demo as well.

    Liked by 3 people

  11. mountaincoward

    Unfortunately, I’ve been ranting and trying to convince folk of this since the 1970s… and I’ve finally run out of steam!

    Liked by 3 people

  12. Connor McFire

    Done! Thanks for supporting WordPress!

    Liked by 2 people

  13. donnafleischer

    I cannot install the plug-in because I do not “own” my blog as a business. It is free to me and for those who find it useful. Great idea, even so. Thanks.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Scott Evans

      Hi! All WordPress.com sites can participate across all plans. For sites not on the business plan, head to My Site > Manage > Settings and enable the banner. It is the first setting on the page.

      Liked by 2 people

  14. Alex Squire

    Awesome idea! I’ve added the plug-in. Thanks 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Preciouschild801

    Wonderful idea, I will love to join.

    Liked by 2 people

  16. Gabrielle

    I’m striking in Alice Springs on the 20th!
    #Schoolstrikeforclimate

    Liked by 3 people

  17. Leya

    Good idea! I am on!

    Liked by 2 people

  18. curiousdavidredux

    Glad to see this initiative and I have shared the post. Alas, I fail to find the toggle switch when I go to My site/ settings for my WordPress .com blog .

    Liked by 2 people

  19. Leya

    Sorry, but it seems only business sites can participate? I don’t own my site and tried for a plugin – but no.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Scott Evans

      Hi! All WordPress.com sites can participate across all plans. For sites not on the business plan, head to My Site > Manage > Settings and enable the banner (it is the top setting on the page).

      Liked by 2 people

  20. zerowasteplovdiv

    The whole world should join the Global Climate Strike!!!

    Liked by 2 people

  21. kohaku818

    Thank you for participating and giving us a chance to do so too!

    Liked by 2 people

  22. aginggracefullymyass

    How does an ordinary free WP user get this on their blog? The installation instructions are not for the simple minded among us (like me!). I want to participate!

    Liked by 2 people

  23. Nafsi Botanical

    This a great post for even greater purpose 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Being Utterly Me

    This is such a great idea! Count me in.

    Liked by 3 people

  25. threetimesw

    Count me in for sure ! Our people needs more awareness and this is just another way to it.

    Liked by 2 people

  26. Marko Saric

    Great idea and a great cause to get behind! Thanks for doing this!

    Liked by 2 people

  27. alikase99

    I just shared it on twitter. thank you for your engagement!

    Liked by 2 people

  28. ks leslin

    Good work here.

    Liked by 2 people

  29. mrspaceastronomer

    The movement is an amazing idea because it allow us to engage ourselves in helping the preservation of our planet. In this area we are already helping in protecting our planet by spreading awareness. Its a good cause.

    Liked by 5 people

  30. Lori Fontanes

    Thanks for doing this–signed up! Check out my post “Paris in a Time of Climate Change”…

    Liked by 4 people

  31. ann bayliss tgrtranslation

    I have tried to toggle this, but it does not appear. I use a wordpress.com site.

    Liked by 2 people

  32. TEP336

    While I agree with the concept behind this, I can honestly say that you don’t want me to walk out. I work for a neurosurgeon.

    Liked by 4 people

  33. mokshaajugia15

    Appreciation for your responsible move.
    Preserving our planet is the most necessary step.
    Please do visit my blogs and if you enjoy reading it then comment and like.
    Thanks and continue this excellent task.

    Liked by 3 people

  34. Rob Argent

    Count me in! Brilliant idea and hope it raises awareness and leads to further action.

    Liked by 2 people

  35. igraia

    Very cool idea! 😊

    Liked by 2 people

  36. aginggracefullymyass

    Still want to do this and still can’t figure out how to get it on my blog when I’m a free WP user…. Any help would be appreciated!

    Liked by 3 people

  37. Christie Noua

    Love this! This brought me to read a little more on the topic. Thanks for the education and commitment to spread the information.

    Liked by 3 people

  38. Openplanist

    Thanks you for the good idea!

    Liked by 3 people

Create your new blog or website for free

Get Started

%d bloggers like this: