Civilization is on the verge of collapse due to climate change, income inequality and ecological overshoot. Our political system is in the hands of a tiny elite class profiting off this triple crisis, and too oblivious to slam the brakes on the system before it all comes crashing down.
Ordinary people must form a nonviolent movement to spark the just emergency transition we need to save our children and avert total collapse. Armed with the truth, people won’t stay scared and passive. They will rise up to reclaim honor and dignity, going all in to fight for all life.
This is our social movement strategy in a nutshell. To find out how it all works, read our Blueprint for a Climate Emergency Movement: a plan for how we can escalate and win the fight for the emergency transition we need.
Read our Strategy Blueprint
— Or the Version with Extended Analysis.
This is a general plan for how this movement could operate, grow and succeed in any political context. The exact timing or mechanism of change is impossible to predict given current levels of political and climatic volatility. Movements grow nonlinearly and can scale up rapidly when they catch the popular imagination, and we will constantly be on the lookout for ways to move even faster.
These phases will also inevitably overlap; the dates attached to them are intended as rough guideposts. Organizers should seek to move as rapidly and efficiently as they can, escalating as opportunities arise, but without cutting corners that compromise the movement’s credibility.
Want to be a part of making this vision a reality?
We offer a rolling, free training program giving you all the tools and skills you need to start or join a local organizing team. We encourage anyone interested in organizing to recruit 15 people and we’ll send a trainer to you.
Once trained, both local organizing teams and individuals can act autonomously and creatively in pursuit of this overarching strategy.