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German solar energy giant releases its entire global workforce to attend climate protests

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German solar module manufacturer Solarwatt released its entire global staff to attend the Fridays for Future climate protests taking place in more than 100 countries around the world. 
German solar energy giant releases its entire global workforce to attend climate protests
Courtesy of Solarwatt

Last week, Friday 15th March, saw passionate protests taking place cities all around the world, most of the protesters being followers of the Fridays for Future movement of school students initiated by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, calling for the world to take action against climate change.

In a bold declaration of support for the protests, German solar module manufacturer Solarwatt released its entire global workforce so that they could join in the protests.

“The protests taking place in more than 1,000 cities today are an overwhelming signal towards the protection of our climate” said Detlef Neuhaus, Managing Director of Solarwatt. “They have our full support. For this reason, Solarwatt exempts the entire workforce worldwide today, if they wish to attend the demonstrations. Together with the demonstrators, we want to set an example against climate change”.

Under the hashtag #scientists4future, 12,000 scientists around the world have aligned with the demonstrators by launching a petition demanding immediate and consistent action for climate protection. Mr Neuhaus added that Solarwatt has recommended its employees similarly express their voice on the climate change issue under the hashtag #professionals4future, by signing the scientists’ petition and that the renewable energy industry, respectively the whole economy, should find clear words and stand behind the movement.

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