Useful links to other groups campaigning for environmental and social justice. (skip to National/International groups)
Manchester Climate Action – A non-hierarchical group fighting climate change and environmental destruction in Manchester with direct action, community building and educational outreach.
Stop Expansion at Manchester Airport coalition (SEMA) -op Expansion at Manchester Airport (SEMA) is a coalition of different groups in Manchester concerned with the effects of increased carbon emissions from an expanding airport as well as the effect on local communities.
The Call to Real Action – Call to Real Action is a group of concerned people who put together a response to Manchester City Council’s “Call to Action” at the beginning of the 2009.
National and International Groups
Airportwatch - We are an umbrella movement uniting the national environmental organisations, airport community groups, and individuals opposed to unsustainable aviation expansion, and its damaging environmental effects, including climate change
Capacity believes that everyone has the right to live in a clean and healthy environmen. Any action, item or process infringing on this right can be described as environmental injustice. We work specifically with people and communities in urban areas, who suffer most from environmental injustice, to ensure their voices get heard and fight environmental injustice to create opportunities for environmental justice.
The Climate 9 -The Aberdeen Plane Stupid activists who set up a make-shift golf course on Aberbeen runway .
Climate Justice Action is a new global network of people and groups committed to taking the urgent actions needed to avoid catastrophic climate change.
Coal Action Scotland aims to inform people about the dangers posed by new coal, promote alternatives, work with those involved, and directly challenge new coal exploitation from source to point of use.
Climate Camp is a collective organising the camps for climate action, an international grassroots movement of action on climate change.
Centre for Human Ecology is a network for deep ecological and sociological transformation.
So We Stand is an emerging grassroots movement of people who consciously work for empowering social change to develop multiracial politics and self defence strategies for environmental and climate justice.
Earth First. While there is broad diversity within Earth First! from animal rights vegans to wilderness hunting guides, from monkeywrenchers to careful followers of Gandhi, from whiskey-drinking backwoods riffraff to thoughtful philosophers, from misanthropes to humanists there is agreement on one thing, the need for action!
Friends of the Earth - Making life better for people by inspiring solutions to environmental probelms
Indigenous Environmental Network “A network of Indigenous Peoples empowering Indigenous Nations and communities towards sustainable livelihoods, demanding environmental justice and maintaining
the Sacred Fire of our traditions.”
Greenpeace UK. UK branch of international environmental activist network.
Network Action Glasgow – Network Action Glasgow exists as a platform for local campaigns and action groups to connect with communities around the city. We believe that NGOs, Unions and Governments do not present genuine solutions to the problems we currently face, and the only real alternatives come from real democracy: people organising ourselves to create the society we want to live in.
No Borders. The no border network is a tool for all groups and grass root organizations who work on the questions of migrants and asylum seekers in order to struggle alongside with them for freedom of movement, for the freedom for all to stay in the place which they have chosen, against repression and and the many controls which multiply the borders everywhere in all countries.
Platform London. ‘Unravelling the Carbon Web’ is a project within PLATFORM’s long term initiative, 90% CRUDE. Like all PLATFORM’s work it is driven by a commitment to social and ecological justice, and is carried out in an interdisciplinary manner, combining the skills of research and analysis, creative writing and performance, listening and dialogue. For more information about the wide range of other work by PLATFORM please visit the PLATFORM website.
The project works to reduce the environmental and social impacts of oil corporations, to help citizens gain a say in decisions that affect them, and to support the transition to a more sustainable energy economy.
Radcliffe on Trial- Arrested in a night-time police raid on the eve of their attempt to shut down E.ON’s Ratcliffe-on-Soar coal power station, the defendants could face up to 3 months in prison for daring to act. RatcliffeOnTrial.org has been set up to to support them and communicate why they felt compelled to take direct action.
Spinwatch is an independent non-profit making organisation which monitors the role of public relations and spin in contemporary society. Spinwatch was founded in 2004 and promotes greater understanding of the role of PR, propaganda and lobbying through its website (http://www.spinwatch.org) and through other outreach and campaigning activities, including media appearances, book and pamphlet writing, ‘Spinwalks’ and investigative reporting.
A Transition Initiative is a community working together to look Peak Oil and Climate Change squarely in the eye and address this BIG question:
“for all those aspects of life that this community needs in order to sustain itself and thrive, how do we significantly increase resilience (to mitigate the effects of Peak Oil) and drastically reduce carbon emissions (to mitigate the effects of Climate Change)?”
Transition Heathrow is a grassroots action group working to build resilient Heathrow communities, capable of collectively coping with the injustices and threats of climate change and peak oil.
10:10 is an ambitious project to unite every sector of society behind one simple idea: we all commit to reduce our emissions by 10% in 2010, then work together to make it happen.