Chicago Architecture Firms Join in Climate Strike

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg participates in a Youth Climate Strike outside the United Nations, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 in New York. Thunberg is scheduled to address the United Nations Climate Action Summit on September 23.
Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg participates in a Youth Climate Strike outside the United Nations, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 in New York. Thunberg is scheduled to address the United Nations Climate Action Summit on September 23. AP Photo
Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg participates in a Youth Climate Strike outside the United Nations, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 in New York. Thunberg is scheduled to address the United Nations Climate Action Summit on September 23.
Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg participates in a Youth Climate Strike outside the United Nations, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 in New York. Thunberg is scheduled to address the United Nations Climate Action Summit on September 23. AP Photo

Chicago Architecture Firms Join in Climate Strike

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in New York on Wednesday a two-week journey from England via an emission-free racing yacht. She’s there to speak at the United Nations. Noted Chicago firms like Studio Gang, bKL Architecture, and Pappageorge Haymes Partners have joined the organization Architects Advocate for Action on Climate Change, which is organizing a #StandWithGreta campaign. We’ll hear more about what to expect from the strike, and why so many Chicago-based architects decided to be a part of it, from Thomas Jacobs, cofounder of Architects Advocate for Action on Climate Change. He’s a partner at Krueck and Sexton Architects.Â