FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 18, 2019
Vancouver, BC—Greystone Books, the leading publisher of award-winning, internationally renowned non-fiction books about nature and the environment, social issues, science, and health and wellbeing, will close its offices in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany during the afternoon of Friday, September 27 in solidarity with young climate strikers around the world and will march as a company in the Global Climate Strike in Vancouver, BC.
The publishing house, which has released significant, critically-acclaimed books on climate change including Slick Water by Andrew Nikiforuk and Climate Cover-Up by James Hoggan–and which is the publisher of highly respected environmental activist, David Suzuki, and partners with the David Suzuki Institute to produce books on climate issues—is an official supporter of the Global Climate Strike, led in Vancouver by the Sustainabiliteens: a group of local teens who demand action on the climate crisis.
“We are moved by the action of young people from various parts of the world whose voices have become the light leading the way,” said Rob Sanders, Publisher of Greystone Books. “We at Greystone Books support the publication and dissemination of legitimate scientific information about the planet, including the important field of climate change. Many of the authors we support and publish are committing their careers and lives to the issue of climate change, and we will support their passion and commitment,” he continued.
Nayeli Jimenez, Art Director for Greystone Books, also joins the Global Climate Strike in her capacity as Organizer for 350Vancouver and Our Time, two prominent climate justice organizations. Recently, Jimenez spoke about her activism work and the need for climate action in Canada and beyond with media outlets such as Teen Vogue, Vice, CBC Radio, and the Toronto Star. “I am so excited that Greystone will be joining what will be one of the biggest climate actions in history,” said Jimenez. “As we close the office on September 27, the team will set an auto-responder stating why are we supporting the strike and the importance of this moment in our world,” she continued.
Greystone Books will join hundreds of companies around the world who are stopping work to focus attention on the climate crisis including Patagonia, Nature’s Path Foods, and Kickstarter. Greystone encourages additional local companies to pledge their support via the Strike’s Vancouver Facebook event and/or by attending the march on Friday, September 27 at 1pm at Vancouver’s City Hall.
About Greystone Books
Greystone Books is a trade book publisher that focuses on high-quality non-fiction books about nature and the environment, science, and health, travel and adventure, sports, and social issues, as well as books that are exceptional literary expressions of personal passions.
About the Global Climate Strike
Organized by young people across the world, the Global Climate Strike will invite youth and allies to strike and engage in a week of actions to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels and climate justice for everyone. More information is available at globalclimatestrike.net.For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org