Description

Take Climate Action is a non-profit organization that promotes climate justice through local groups, campaigns, and free education.

Take Climate Action is an initiative from Friends of the Earth. Friends of the Earth is a global non-profit organization with over 2,000,000 members from all over the world and a presence in every continent of the planet. Take Climate Action has 300+ local groups in the United Kingdom, Wales, and Ireland.

It's completely free to join a group or start your own. If you want to start a group in your local area, you will have proper guidance, tools, and resources. When you join a local group, you will be able to meet like-minded people and organize local protests and campaigns together. And you will not only meet people from your area since local groups from different cities gather in big events and national protests.

On the other hand, you can also join the community's Slack group. Inside, you will find peers who are eager to discuss urgent climate issues. Additionally, they also talk about different campaign approaches and bounce off ideas for future campaigns. 

Furthermore, you can participate in Take Climate Action's free training. You can register in a series of webinars and workshops to educate yourself in campaigning for achieving climate justice. The community also hosts talks with experts and invited guests. You can participate in these talks by asking questions in the Q&A part of the event. Additionally, you can watch recordings of past events you may have missed.

Lastly, Take Climate Action has a huge resource hub. This content library encompasses lots of guides, tools, templates, and other resources for local groups to communicate efficiently and effectively organize their campaigns. There are also a lot of legal guides that can help you to protest to your local authorities.

Video

YouTube video

Details

  • Membership
    Free Community
  • Year Founded
    1971
  • Founders

    David Brower, Donald Aitken, and Jerry Mander

  • Amount of members
    2,000,000
  • Online Group
    Yes
  • Online Platform
    Slack
  • Job board
    No
  • Language
    English
  • Method
    In Person, Virtual
Benefits

Find a local group near you:
Take Climate Action has over 300 groups in the United Kingdom, Wales, and Ireland. You can join a local group or start your own to promote actions for achieving climate justice.

Join protests and campaigns:
Local groups initiate lots of campaigns and bring awareness to many climate issues. Local groups also join together for big events and national protests.

Connect with like-minded people:
Take Climate Action's Slack group will allow you to connect online with diverse people. This online group is great to talk about different climate issues and discuss different protest approaches.

Requirements

No requirements.

Place

Learning Events

Take Climate Action hosts several webinars and workshops. You can join a series of welcoming webinars to introduce you to the movement and receive tools and resources for your local campaigns. There are also campaigning skills training and consultation workshops regularly. Lastly, you can join "Lunchtime Talks", which are different talks from invited speakers.

Networking Events

Take Climate Action has over 300 local groups across the United Kingdom, Wales, and Ireland. You can join a local group to meet like-minded people from your area and join them in local campaigns and protests. Local groups also join other groups in the country for important events and national campaigns.

Additionally, you can join the community's group in Slack. Inside, people gather to talk about different climate issues, discuss how to help, and review different campaign approaches. The Take Climate Action Slack group will help you connect with others who are just as passionate as you about achieving climate justice.

Content Library

Take Climate Action has a huge Resource Hub. You can find many guides, templates, videos, and other resources on different categories:

  • Start or build a local group.
  • Work on a climate action plan for your area.
  • Campaigning online
  • Tools, legal guides, and community data
  • Policies, guides, and downloads

On the other hand, you can also view recordings of past workshops and webinars.

Impact/ESG

Friends of the Earth is a non-profit organization with local and national groups across the world, in every continent. By providing free resources and training, and promoting campaigns and peaceful protests, the community helps to achieve climate justice globally.

Quote

"Good luck to @friends_earth & @ClientEarth with their new cases against the UK gov! From wasting billions supporting oil & gas companies to refusing to provide the real support necessary to meet net zero, this government is failing us. We need action now, not in a few decades." -Twitter User

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