There are many ways to ‘make a difference’ on the climate crisis. Why not pick one or more that suit you?
- Extinction Rebellion. Raising the alarm on the climate and ecological emergency, including using nonviolent civil disobedience. You may not agree with all tactics associated with them but their first demand is to ‘Tell the Truth’ about the scale of the climate and ecological emergency and of government inaction. Here’s the talk that started it all.
- Culture Unstained. Campaign encouraging cultural institutions to refuse socially unacceptable fossil-fuel sponsorship. Already the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery and Royal Shakespeare Company have adopted principled policies against promoting big oil, with a few more to go. See also Art Not Oil and BP or not BP.
- Possible (formerly ’10:10′). Charity concentrating on practical, positive action from active transport to building insulation.
- Great Homes Upgrade, a campaign of thinktank New Economics Foundation, towards adequate central government funding of insulation and energy efficiency in housing. An absolutely necessary action for any kind of ‘zero’ carbon, one with many co-benefits, and a focus for us in 2022; please see our pages on GHU.
- 350.org UK branch of grassroots campaign to ‘dismantle the power of the fossil fuel industry and build a safe climate and just world’.
- Fossil Free UK – main campaign on divestment.
- Friends of the Earth. Informed research and analysis for five decades and useful resources for local campaigning.
- The Climate Coalition. Group of over 100 charities and NGOs from the RSPB to the Women’s Institute pressing for climate action, and providing opportunities around an annual lobby of MPs and a Great Big Green Week.
- Mums for Lungs – air pollution campaign, with a Redbridge group.
- Green New Deal Rising. Great actions for young people and the under 35s, and support for the Green New Deal Bill.
- Zero Hour / CEE Bill. Campaign for a Climate and Ecology Bill to fix some of the holes in the Climate Change Act 2008 and ensure the UK does its bit for climate survival.
- Citizens’ Climate Lobby UK. If you like your climate solutions market-based, here’s the UK campaign for a Climate Income. International grassroots movement is supported by climate scientist James Hansen. See also Carbon Tracker.
- Defund Climate Chaos. See also Fossil Free London.
- Stop Cambo. Apparently they stopped Cambo oil field – now organising to stop other offshore new oil and gas.
- Reclaim the Power (FB page). Direct action network fighting for social, environmental and economic justice.
- Carbon Brief. Free daily update of climate coverage and analysis of policy and scientific developments.
- Weekly Planet international news from The Atlantic.
- Unearthed. Investigative journalism from Greenpeace.
- Desmog UK. Looking at the corporate spin that allows continued inaction.
- Costing the Earth. BBC’s in-depth examination of environmental issues.
- Sky’s Daily Climate Show. Often superficial coverage from a mainstream broadcaster, but they also can have informed guests.
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