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Here's what you can do to help build a world free from fossil fuels and a just transition to a safe future, in the age of novel coronavirus.

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Find a group near you

To get active in the climate movement and meet like-minded people, use the map below to find a group in your community. Get in touch and join their next meeting. Everyone is welcome and everyone is needed.

If you don’t see a group in your area, it might be time to start one yourself!

Before organising or attending any face-to-face event or gathering, please check your country lockdown rules to know the Covid tier your area is in and what the restrictions are. Mask up and stay safe.

Don’t see a group near you? Start your own.

Our vision is to have thousands of local groups standing in solidarity with one another. We’ve got resources online to help you get up and running, and we can add your group to the map so others can join.

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Campaigns in your region

Join an active campaign in your region for more ways to get involved.


Oceania

Australia

  • Our Islands, Our Home – Torres Strait Islanders are bringing the first climate change case against the Australian federal government over human rights.
  • NAB: Bank on our future – NAB are currently reviewing their oil and gas policy, but they’re not sure if they’re ready to end their billions in finance to the oil and gas industry. Sign now to send a powerful message from the people.
  • People-powered investigations -we bring the dodgy dealings of the fossil fuel lobby into the light, so that together we can take back our democracy from the polluters.

New Zealand

  • Fossil Free Schools – Every child in Aotearoa deserves to breathe clean air when they go to school. More than 400,000 young people in Aotearoa attend schools burning dirty fossil fuels that pollute our air and emit greenhouse gases that are causing the climate crisis. Sign the petition to call on the government to fund a fast transition to 100% renewable energy for all schools. 
  • ACC, Go Fossil Free! – ACC, one of our major public investment funds, is using over $700 million of our public money to line the pockets of dirty fossil fuel companies that have knowingly pushed our climate to the brink of collapse and are now threatening to take us over the edge. ACC needs to guarantee that the money we contribute to help others receive care is not propping up the fossil fuel industry. It’s up to us to bring ACC on track to put our communities and environment first and use our public funds to build a healthier future for all of us by stopping investing in the fossil fuel industry.
  • Homegrown Energy – Only 80.5% of our energy generation in Aotearoa is fossil free. We are calling for a fast and just transition to 100% renewable energy because we can’t keep powering our lives with polluting fuels from the last century.

Pacific

  • Get involved in the Pacific – Together with the Pacific Climate Warriors, we are fighting for a better future for all, everywhere in the world. Sign up and we will connect you with the movement to help you build a fossil-free world wherever you are.

 


North America

Canada

  • Call on Justin Trudeau to pass the Just Transition Act – It’s been nearly 3 years since Trudeau promised legislation to support workers and communities as we race to end the fossil fuel era. As the climate crisis escalates, it is clear that we cannot afford to delay action any longer. Sign the petition today and help us send an unmistakable message about the strength of our movement.
  • Join the Day of Action for a Just Transition – We need Parliament to meet this moment and pass sweeping just transition legislation that acts at the speed of the climate crisis, creates good, green jobs, and leaves no one behind. That’s why on March 12th, people across Canada are going to take action together and let our politicians know the delays have got to end. Join us!

USA

  • Fossil Free Federal Reserve – During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Reserve — the United States’ central public bank — bankrolled fossil fuel companies to the tune of billions of dollars. That was not public relief.  We need a central bank that supports Black, Indigenous, and communities of color fighting on the frontlines of COVID-19, racial and economic injustice, and climate destruction. Instead, the Federal Reserve is neglecting to regulate the banks financing oil, gas, and coal expansion projects, actively funding the climate crisis. Join our fight in demanding that the Federal Reserve take immediate action to fight the climate crisis.

 


Europe

  • End Fossil Finance – Public and private banks pour hundreds of billions of euros each year into the fossil industry and the only way to stop them is through sustained public organising and people power.

United Kingdom

  • We need a Green New Deal – It’s time for the UK government to step up and deliver a real plan for health, for jobs, and for climate action.

Germany

  • Kein Geld Für Klimaverbrecher –  The European Central Bank is releasing billions of euros in COVID-19 financial aid and sending them to coal, oil and gas companies such as Shell and Total. These funds are actually intended to help the people and the economy to recover from the COVID-19 crisis. Instead, they support companies that pollute the environment and violate human rights around the world. Take action now to prevent this from happening again.

France

  • Total Knew – Oil giant Total has known that burning fossil fuels was causing climate change since the 1970s. They lied about it. They funded climate doubt and denial, and made profit while stealing our time and our future. It’s time to cut off their funding.

 


Latin America

Brazil

  • Say no to oil and gas in the Amazon – The Brazilian government is auctioning the Amazon to the fossil fuels industry, putting indigenous and traditional communities at risk and causing irreversible damage to biodiversity. Sign and share the petition to help protect the Amazon.
  • Enough of fossil finance – financial institutions have been profiting with the destruction of our planet and feeding climate chaos. From 2016 to 2020, the amount of money banks worldwide invested on fossil fuels was more than double the Brazilian GDP. This needs to stop. Demand that Brazilian banks earmark their investments NOW for a just transition everywhere.

Africa

  • #AfrikaVuka – The #AfrikaVuka platform unites campaigns and movements working to end the age of fossil fuels in Africa and move to clean, renewable energy. A network of diverse campaigns with a call to halt new fossil fuels infrastructure in Africa.

Nigeria

  • Coal Free Nigeria – A campaign calling on the Nigerian government to stop the issuance of coal mining licenses. The Federal Government of Nigeria as a signatory to the Paris Agreement ,has an obligation to reduce its carbon emission and this includes among several other actions the outright ban on coal mining in Nigeria.

Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Fossil-Free Virunga campaignA campaign to say no to oil exploration in one of the world’s most biodiverse protected areas, home to over one thousand species including the world’s endangered mountain gorillas – the Virunga National Park.

South Africa

  • Green New Eskom The campaign for a Green New Eskom is being led by the Climate Justice Coalition, a coalition of South African civil society, grassroots, trade union, and community-based organisations, calling for a rapid and just transition to a more socially owned, renewable energy powered economy, providing clean, safe, and affordable energy for all, with no worker and community left behind in the transition.
  • Public Finance for Climate – The Public Finance campaign aims to lobby the Public Development Finance Institution (DFI), The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) to develop and implement a fossil fuel exclusion policy in order to shift financial flows to effective climate action. The campaign calls for a policy as a mechanism that collates the intersectional aims of decarbonisation with goals of social inclusivity and environmental sustainability, a people centred approach to decarbonisation.”

Asia

Bangladesh

  • Green New Deal in Bangladesh – Bangladesh must keep coal and gas out of its energy transition plans and cancel all coal plant projects and use the land to kickstart new solar energy projects. Join the movement now.
  • JICA: Don’t Fund Matarbari Coal Plant in Bangladesh – The Japanese Government must immediately stop the Japan International Cooperation Agency from investing in the 1320MW Matarbari Phase 2 coal plant in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is reeling from the impacts of the climate crisis; building a coal plant would bring more misery than development. Sign the petition to help pressure JICA!

Japan

  • 3 Japanese Megabanks – End Fossil Finance – Three of Japan’s largest “Megabanks” have been the driving force behind the Japanese economy. However, these banks are the world’s top three lenders to the coal industry, making them some of the largest global financiers of fossil fuels. Sign this petition to send your demand to the Japanese megabanks: “End fossil finance!”
  • Let’s Divest Campaign – 350 Japan is campaigning to foster Japanese citizens to divest from fossil-fuel banks and move their personal savings to fossil-free financial institutions through the Let’s Divest Campaign. By promoting personal divestment, we will create a larger social dialogue around the responsibility of Japan’s major financial institutions, supporting the transition toward a renewable-energy society. Sign the report of your divestment experience!

Philippines

  • Junk the Anti-Terrorism Law – Despite the dangers Filipino environmental defenders face everyday, they are steadfastly the first and the last line of defence for our planet. In this era of runaway climate crisis and pandemics emerging from nature under siege, we have to resist laws that undermine our ability to protect our rights to a balanced and healthful ecology, and more importantly, the right to life of everyone. Demand the Duterte administration, through the Philippine Congress, to repeal the Anti-Terrorism Law

Indonesia

  • The Omnibus LOL– The Indonesian government approved a sweeping jobs-creation bill that loosens labor and environmental regulations – posing a threat to workers’ rights, environmental protection, and the protection of indigenous peoples, farmers, and frontline communities. Sign to show solidarity with the people of Indonesia fighting for their rights.
  • #BersihkanBankmu – Is your bank still funding dirty, dangerous coal? Here’s an opportunity for you to demand them that it’s time to switch to safe, renewable energy!

Step 3.
Build Your Campaigning Skills

Free campaigning resources

Learn techniques and gain tools to help you and others overcome organising obstacles and work together.

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No matter whether you’re a seasoned organiser or just starting out, there’s always something to learn.

Browse our trainings for useful resources, from how to have conversations about the climate crisis to digital storytelling and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does 350 do?

We’re an international movement of ordinary people working to end the age of fossil fuels and build a world of community-led renewable energy for all.

350 works on grassroots campaigns across the globe, from opposing coal plants and mega-pipelines, to supporting renewable energy solutions and cutting the financial lifelines of the fossil fuel industry. All of our work leverages people power — individuals working together in pursuit of a common goal — to dismantle the influence and infrastructure of the fossil fuel industry. Find more on our About page.

How do I get involved?

At minimum, make sure you’re on our mailing list. Browse the rest of this page to see how you can make bigger contributions in a local group setting. From there, what you do and how much you get involved is up to your group’s needs, your interests, and how much time you want to put in!

I don’t have time to commit to a local group. How can I still be involved?

Whether in person or online, simply talking with those around you about the climate crisis and what’s happening in your area is an important step toward making change. Also follow climate action groups like 350 on social media and share their content for a low-commitment way to show your support.

If there is no local campaign group in your area yet, consider bringing other local supporters together for a one-time event – a potluck meal, film-screening, or roundtable discussion. By building relationships between passionate people in your community, a group is more likely to emerge, even if you’re not available to lead it yourself.

You can also donate to keep the movement strong.

Can you help run this campaign for me?

You know your own community better than anyone, so we believe local groups are best suited to run – and win! – their own campaigns. However, we can provide resources and guidance so you’re prepared to act on the changes you want to see.

Why aren’t you talking about things like recycling and veganism?

Our campaigns focus on building transformative power that challenges the status quo and social license of the fossil fuel industry. That means less focus on personal consumption choices (which are incremental) and more emphasis on collective action (which can tackle massive systemic issues).

Both are important, but we believe that by building a movement linked to these three demands, we can reach political tipping points that allow for change big enough to halt the climate crisis:

  • A fast and just transition to 100% renewable energy
  • No new fossil fuel projects, anywhere
  • Not a penny more in finance for the fossil fuel industry

 

So should I go ahead and start a local group?

If you can identify a few other dedicated people in your community to help you and are committed to 350.org’s basic demands and organizing principles, yes! Get started.

Our vision is to have thousands of local groups standing in solidarity with each other. It does take time, commitment, and energy to steer a group to maturity, but it’s precisely that sort of commitment we need if we are to change the course of history.

I already have a local group. Can we join 350?

That’s great! If you’re already in a group, you’re probably seeing the benefits of meeting face to face and organising together. Read through the local group guidelines and apply to register your group.

How much support will 350 offer when I start a group?

We have plenty of trainings and resources available to help you, and we often run campaigns that local groups can easily plug into. Depending on your location and how much staff or volunteer capacity is available, we also might be able to provide coaching and other direct support. But remember, in the end it’s you who can build a real local movement where you live.

Will 350 pay us to run a local group?

No, 350.org cannot pay you to run a group. However, we do have trainings on how to fundraise so your local group can gain its own resources to stand independently.

Can I do my work placement at 350 or at a local group?

You can join as a volunteer, but we do not offer formal internships or work placements and cannot transfer volunteering into school credits. A local group or partner organization might have a different answer – please contact them directly.

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