Australia Considers Protecting Time Off for Climate-Related Protests

​Verity Paterson works as a senior producer at the socially progressive digital creative agency Liquid Interactive in Brisbane, Australia, and she’s worried about the environment. “It’s definitely in my lifetime that things are going to look extremely different,” Paterson said. “I haven’t been to the Great Barrier Reef yet. I’m worried that by the time I organize that holiday, I will have to be very selective where I choose to go because so much of it is in trouble.”

So, when Paterson heard about the worldwide climate strike planned for Sept. 20, she knew she would attend. There was one potential problem, though: Sept. 20 was a Friday, and Paterson was scheduled to be at work.

“Usually when I have protests coming up for climate-related things, I…

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