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We're Joining the Global Climate Strike

The world as we know it is facing a global climate crisis, and we all need to start acting like it.

Join us in taking action during the Global Climate Strike. Following the lead of Greta Thunberg and students everywhere, we're closing our business to march together and send a message that we want positive climate action. It's an emergency.

  • We’re closing all of our global offices and owned stores for business so everyone can walk out and join the strike in their regions. In some places, the Climate Strike is being observed on September 20th, and in others it will be on September 27th. You can find a full list of each date and location below.
  • We’re using all of our owned flagship stores as Action Centers where people can make signs and walk to nearby marches. Find your local store below and follow them for more information on the day's events.
  • For 24 hours on September 20th, will not take orders or make any sales worldwide – the site will instead re-direct to the Global Climate Strike website to help build awareness for the cause. All of our owned stores will not sell product that day and instead be a community space for strikers.

As our CEO, Donna Carpenter, said in an email to employees:

"The Amazon is literally on fire, the seas are rising and glaciers are melting. I'm proud to have Burton join Greta's movement to draw attention to this global crisis."

Stand with us.

All locations listed below will be participating as Action Centers during the Global Climate Strike. While each store's plans vary depending on the location, all will be closed for a day of striking. Activations may include sign-making, marching to local rallies, contacting local reps with Protect Our Winters, community gatherings, and/or education opportunities. Find a location near you and come join us.

Participating locations (September 20):