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PR agency Fifty Acres to stop work on September 20 in climate change protest

PR agency Fifty Acres has joined the Not Business As Usual alliance and will be stopping work on 20 September in protest about climate change inaction.

The announcement:

Fifty Acres communications agency has joined the Not Business As Usual alliance, encouraging its workforce to participate in the global climate strikes.

Staff in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Bali, Germany and Canada will step away from their desks on September 20 to support local strike events, with the full support of the agency.

Fifty Acres CEO Jo Scard said that Fifty Acres is proud to be part of a global movement calling for action on climate change.

“We simply cannot pretend it’s business as usual in the face of an existential threat to our way of life,” Scard said.

“Watching Greta Thunberg and many thousands of student activists in Australia and around the world both inspires and shames us all.

“These young people have shown the leadership and urgency this climate emergency demands, and Fifty Acres is proud to stand with them.”

“We are joining forces with other global companies, big and small, like Atlassian and Keep Cup, to demonstrate our support. We’d urge other companies in Australia to join in on the global climate strike if they are able”.

Source: Fifty Acres media release

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