Let’s keep this momentum going! Climate change is not going away, and we have a lot of work ahead to reengineer so much of our lives. It’s time for us to reach a state of resolve that we ARE going to make this happen, we just need to find our new roles!
And given where things are – ALL SKILLS ARE NEEDED!!! 🙂
Check out a few different groups and find your climate advocacy home! They all need financial support, and volunteers to help with large projects. A lot of climate orgs are new and could really use some organizational guidance. They’ve been pulling off some moon shots, but we all need good solid foundations to make this sustainable long term.
- Fridays for Future Seattle – We strike every Friday from 1-2PM at Seattle City Hall, until emissions start coming DOWN. We meet after each Strike and plan other activities
- Washington Youth Climate Strike – (25 and under) A youth organization dedicated to responding to the climate crisis by organizing school strikes across the state of Washington.
- 350 Seattle – 350 Seattle works toward climate justice by organizing people to make deep system change: resisting fossil fuels; building momentum for healthy alternatives; and fostering resilient, just, and welcoming communities.
- Climate Action Families – (All Ages) Connecting families and supporting youth – led organizations in their climate justice work. We are focusing on resiliency, advocacy skill-building, and making the biggest impact we can in a short time.
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- Climate Kids (Ages 0-7) – Provides nature-based play activities for young people so parents can meet and organize.
- Plant for the Planet Washington (Ages 8-12) Youth-led organization committed to planting trees, keeping fossil fuels in the ground, and ensuring a just transition. A local chapter of Plant for the Planet Global. FB / Tw / Insta
- Climate Action Youth (Ages 10-18) Teens who are interested in stepping up their organizing skills, getting into podcasting, and working more independently on climate action. FB / Tw / Insta
- Zero Hour Seattle – (Ages 14-18) Youth-led organization focused on teaching the roots of the climate crisis and empowering teens to act now. A local chapter of Zero Hour’s global organization (the original!) founded by Plant for the Planet veteran, Jamie Margolin! FB / Tw / Insta
- We are currently looking for folks interested in helping us create a Plant for the Planet afterschool program.
- We are interested in getting families engaged in each legislative district.
- We are looking for youth and parents at all levels of activism. Come talk to us!
- Extinction Rebellion Seattle – Extinction Rebellion is an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction and minimize the risk of social collapse.
- Front and Centered – Front and Centered is a statewide coalition of organizations and groups rooted in communities of color and people with lower incomes; we’re on the frontlines of economic and environmental change. As thought leaders and organizers, our agenda and strength are built with our grassroots community. We work together to build power and capacity for a Just Transition that centers equity and is led by people of color.
- Got Green – Got Green is a people of color-led environmental justice organization that builds community power by waging visionary campaigns at the intersection of racial, economic, gender and climate justice that incite community participation.
- Latino Community Fund – The Latino Community Fund cultivates new leaders, supports cultural and community based non-profit organizations, and improves the quality of life for all Washingtonians. To achieve its mission and address the needs of Latinos, LCF programs create a vibrant community through civic engagement, healthy families, arts and culture.
- Mazaska Talks – Our mission is to leverage economic power to fight repression of indigenous rights and desecration of Mother Earth.
- Our Climate – We mobilize young adults (ages 17-25) to advocate for equitable, bold, science-based climate policy through fellowship opportunities.
- Sunrise Movement Seattle – A grassroots group that organizes young people (under 35 or so) to stop climate change and create millions of jobs in the process. We helped put the Green New Deal on the national agenda, and now we’re building a movement that’s big enough to pass a national Green New Deal in 2021.
- Seattle Transit Riders Union – The Transit Riders Union is a democratic organization of working and poor people – including students, seniors, and people with disabilities – taking control over our own lives and building up the power we need to change society for the good of humanity and of the planet. We will fight to preserve, expand, and improve the public transportation system in Seattle and beyond, so that every human being has access to safe, affordable, and reliable public transit.
- UAW 4121 – The Union representing academic employees at the University of Washington. Our work is centered around three core principles: Equity, fair working conditions, and making a positive impact on campus and in our communities. To learn more about our climate justice work, email email@example.com
- Young Women Empowered – We cultivate the power of diverse young women* ages 13-18 to be creative leaders and courageous changemakers in an intergenerational community of belonging. Our Nature Connections program and Environmental Leadership Council connect young people to nature through different outdoor adventure and stewardship activities. We dive deeper into Environmental Justice by questioning our food system, growing and cooking food, and sharing it with the community through meals and workshops. You can learn more here.
Thanks so much to all the groups that helped organize this event, including: Fridays for Future Seattle, Washington Youth Climate Strike, 350 Seattle, Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, Climate Action Families, Extinction Rebellion Seattle, Front and Centered, Got Green, Latino Community Fund, Mazaska Talks, Our Climate, Plant for the Planet, Puget Sound Sage. Sunrise Movement Seattle, Transit Riders Union, UAW 4121, Young Women Empowered, Zero Hour, and more!
Thanks so much to all the groups that helped organize this event, including: Fridays for Future Seattle, Washington Youth Climate Strike, 350 Seattle, Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, Climate Action Families, Climate Action Youth, Extinction Rebellion Seattle, Front and Centered, Got Green, Latino Community Fund, Mazaska Talks, Our Climate, Plant for the Planet, Puget Sound Sage. Sunrise Movement Seattle, Transit Riders Union, UAW 4121, Young Women Empowered, Zero Hour Seattle, and more!