Patagonia says to shut stores for a few hours during Global Climate Strike

Patagonia says to shut stores for a few hours during Global Climate Strike
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Popular clothing brand Patagonia said it would support the Global Climate Strike planned for Friday and would close down its offices and stores for a few hours during the strike.

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The company will also have "a visible presence" along the strike routes in Washington, D.C., New York and Denver.

"In a time when our government leadership on climate is non-existent, responsible businesses are showing-up," Patagonia said in a statement, touting its actions.

Patagonia’s support of the youth-driven strike follows New York City mayor and presidential candidate Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioVandal dumps red paint on Black Lives Matter mural in front of Trump Tower The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Fauci says focus should be on pausing reopenings rather than reverting to shutdowns; WHO director pleads for international unity in pandemic response Trump calls New York City 'hellhole' after court upholds subpoena from city prosecutors MORE excusing the city’s 1.1 million students from class Friday, allowing them to attend the strike without penalty.

The strike will take place three days before the United Nations hosts the Climate Action Summit, where countries hope to increase the restrictions on greenhouse gasses that began with the Paris climate agreement in 2015.

Another worldwide strike is scheduled for Sept. 27.