In addition to We Are Saners, you may want to explore and/or get involved with other climate activist groups. Here are some that caught our interest. If you have additional groups to recommend, please do so via our Contact page.
Citizens Climate Lobby
This is a lobbying group aiming to create the political will to build a livable planet. The group encourages citizen activists—it is, after all, the Citizens Climate Lobby—to join and take part. The group is nonpartisan, and focuses on shared values to acheive goals that are supportive of the health of our planet. It works at the human level, building relationships between ordinary people and legislators.
This is an activist group that directly disrupts business as usual. Online petitions, they say, will not work. We need consistent, well-attended disruptive actions to change things. We need to have strikes, blockades and mass occupations. Although media, politicians and others either dismiss or attack groups like Climate Defiance, they are an essential part of what’s needed to save our Earth and our children.
Climobilize seeks to break the ties between big money (especially fossil fuel money) and politicians, and force politicians to endorse and implement the policies in line with what IPCC scientists say is necessary. This sounds to me to be a tough task—but one well-worth trying. Clearly, monied fossil fuel profiteers have been greasing palms for decades with the results we can see in the form of gigantic wildfires, deadly super-storms and other increasingly common disasters. You might want to visit their site and start working with these guys.
This non-violent activist group declares: “Disciplined, protracted nonviolent civil disobedience can create system-level change.” They seek activists to physically disrupt business as usual. They call out the failure of existing leaders and systems.
This group isn’t waiting for change. It seeks to force change. This is a truly ACTIVE group. You can see their calendar for upcoming actions. Please check out their website to see if they are a group you’d like to join.
This Oklahoma organization is dedicated to promoting the UN’s sustainability development goals. Working to educate and empower people in the areas of sustainable food, energy, and water, they work at the local level to make a better world.
See their website HERE.
Environmental Defense Fund
With more than 3 millions members and operating in more than 30 countries, this group—founded by scientists and lawyers—has been fighting for our Earth since 1967. The founders of the Environmental Defense Fund successfully got DDT, the deadly chemical pesticide, banned. The group continues to work hard for the climate and other environmental issues.
This iconic activist group operates on nearly six continents to disrupt fossil fuel doom and rescue our climate. They will help you to fulfull your moral obligation to rebel and offers the opportunity to get involved.
XR seeks a people-empowered worldwide force, saying: “Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.” Learn more on their website.
Fridays For Future
Founded by Greta Thunberg, Fridays For Future is the original children’s crusade. Fighting for their own future with a variety of tactics, millions participate worldwide in regular school strikes. Children skip school on Fridays in protest of the failed adult “leaders” who are dooming their own children.
What’s the point of school? To live in a post-apocalyptic world of devastating and ever-worsening wildfires, droughts, floods, killer storms, shortages and worse. Serious action to protect the climate must be taken NOW. Learn more at their website.
This group is approaching three decades of activity in support of the Earth and justice. Working to hold corporate climate criminals accountable, to ending oil, and to protecting our common planetary home. Global Witness performs research, and attempts to force authorities and powerful corporations to take responsibility for what they do.
A true “friend of the Earth,” Greenpeace has been fighting for our planet since 1971. Working not only to stop global warming, but also to fight other enviromental threats and to demand environmental justice, Greenpeace takes it to the streets and to the courts.
Just Stop Oil
Typically vilified in the media, this disruptive group must be doing something right. An important part of the resistance to climate doom, they have stepped up action in recent years. Sadly, the “news” (sic) focuses on their harmless protests in museums that have never damaged any artwork.
This not a non-profit group, but a consultancy. Nontheless, it is worth keeping an eye on. With an environmental focus, SkyWaterEarth aims to help organizations be better citizens of the world and get their messages out more effectively. Hobart Stocking offers interesting and compelling ideas about delivering Earth-friendly messages in a way that motivates action. This is an issue that should concern all of us.
The Sunrise Movement
A group run mostly by idealist youth, including children, The Sunrise Movement seeks to work through the system for force serious climate change. They lobby for the Green New Deal and other measures to protect the Earth for future generations. Given their ages, they a strong personal stake in the outcome.
Their website give a lot more information about the group, including its past actions. They also encourage you to join one of its “hubs” and take part in future actions.
Th!rd Act is a group, created by Bill McKibben, and is targeted to seniors 60+. It seems to be focused on stopping big banks from financing climate destruction. The tactics and principles of this group neatly overlaps or complements what EarthRebirth Team does. We are, of course, broader in scope. But McKibben is smart and experienced and I expect this group to be an important one contributing to ending fossil fuels and protecting our children and our planet.
WeBeGreen is open to anyone who care about the environment or climate and wants to do something about it. It’s not just for hardcore activists. This group can help you find worthwhile activities that suits your temperament and priorities.