All over the globe people are taking action for climate justice. In this article, we have put together a collection of resources for environmental protest movements.
As the world faces an unprecedented climate crisis, people are taking to the streets to demand change. From the Extinction Rebellion protests in the UK, to the Youth Climate Strike in the US, to the Greta Thunberg-inspired school strikes happening all over the world, people are rising up to demand action on climate change.
If you are reading this, you are probably already aware of the many ways in which climate change is affecting our planet. Perhaps you have read about the melting glaciers, the billions of tons of plastic in our oceans, or the drastic decline in the populations of many species of animals. Or maybe you have experienced the effects of climate change firsthand, in the form of more extreme weather conditions or changes in your local ecosystem.
Whatever your reason for wanting to take action on climate change, this guide is for you. Here, you will find information on some of the most effective ways to make a difference. Whether you want to lobby your government for change, or join a climate protest, you will find the resources you need here. So let’s get started!
If you're looking for resources to help you get involved in a climate protest movement, you've come to the right place. In this article, we've gathered a collection of articles, guides, and tools to help you get started.
We've compiled tips on how to organise a protest, how to campaign for climate justice, and how to stay safe while protesting. We've also gathered information on the legal rights of protesters, and ways to mobilise and do outreach to grow your movement.
Finally, we've collected a list of training organisations to support your movement.
Climate activism can be effective in raising awareness and pressuring governments and businesses to take action on climate change. There are many different forms of activism, and some are more effective than others. Make sure to read our chapter on strategy to learn more about making effective plans.
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the best way to become a climate activist may vary depending on your individual skills, interests, and experiences. However, some tips on how to become a climate activist include:
To organise a climate protest, you will need to gather a group of people who are passionate about the cause and willing to take action. You will need to choose a date, time, and location for the protest, and promote it through social media and other channels. On the day of the protest, make sure to have signs and banners to attract attention, and be prepared to chant and march.
Here are three examples of climate movements, but there are many more:
Fridays for Future is a youth-led climate movement that began in August 2018, when Greta Thunberg, then 15 years old, started protesting in front of the Swedish parliament every Friday for action on the climate crisis. The movement has since spread to over 150 countries, with school students striking on Fridays to demand climate justice.
Extinction Rebellion is a global climate movement that uses nonviolent civil disobedience to demand action on the climate crisis. The movement was founded in the UK in May 2018 by academics Roger Hallam and Gail Bradbrook, and has since grown to include tens of thousands of people in over 80 countries.
Youth for Climate is a youth-led climate movement that was started in the Netherlands in 2019. The movement has since spread to other countries, with youth taking to the streets to demand climate action from their governments.
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