On 15 August 1500 people took part in a daring act of civil disobedience to shut down Europe’s biggest source of CO2 emissions.
This mass action halted production in the Garzweiler lignite mine in Rhineland, Germany and showed that people are no longer prepared to sit back and watch politicians fail to keep fossil fuels in the ground.
In order to keep temperature rises below 2°C we know that 80% of the world’s known fossil fuel reserves are unburnable, yet politicians continue to subsidise and support fossil fuel companies.
We are building power for the climate movement in the lead up to climate negotiations in Paris later this year and beyond to confront politicians and polluters, and accelerate the unstoppable energy transition that is already underway.
"I am so proud of every single one of you making this brave stand on behalf of the planet, especially those engaged in an action for the first time. My 4-year-old daughter Stella is thanking you and waving/smiling as I write."
My thanks and thoughts go out to the brave #EndeGelande activists today! True heroes! You've got my endless support! #endcoal
"For decades Politicians have failed to act effectively on climate change. Time has nearly run out and the healthy and fulfilling future for humankind depends on action now. Your commitment, courage and determination could prove to be the inspiration needed to trigger the necessary action by Government and business."
"I am very proud to be part of the movement that takes a strong stand for renewable energy and I want to tell you that you are awesome. My thoughts are with you today and I am eager to follow your actions.
"It takes superheroes to save planets. That makes every one of you a superhero!"Graeme, Hawick
Activists, campaigners,citizens at #EndeGelaende today: thank you so much for walking into the mines to ensure we #endcoal to protect us all
“We have to understand the emergency of the situation. Our leadership has failed us. Young people must hold older generations accountable for the mess they have created. We need to get angry, and transform that anger into action.”
– Greta Thunberg
The Rise for Climate Justice Mural Project organized the world’s largest street mural on September 8, right before world leaders gathered for the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. Dozens of organizations and community groups were involved, painting 50 murals. Each group’s design is a response to the question, “What is one solution to climate chaos in your community?”
King’s County, the largest county in Washington state, just passed one of the strongest fossil fuel project bans in the US. Learn from 350 Seattle’s team about how they led and won a Fossil Free victory.
On January 28th, the King County Council of Washington State will vote on an historic ordinance to ban all new, major fossil fuel infrastructure projects. 350.org got in touch with our local affiliate on the ground, 350 Seattle, to learn more. Read the interview below:
350’s May Boeve and Natalia Cardona joined fellow social justice advocates to acknowledge the unification of ongoing social movements and recommitment to the legacy of the civil rights movement at the launch of the Ghandi King Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice.