Call to Action: Break Free From Fossil Fuels


Break Free From Fossil Fuels is a two-week global wave of escalated action to keep coal, oil + gas in the ground.


May 4-15, 2016: A global wave of mass actions will target the world’s most dangerous fossil fuel projects, in order to keep coal, oil and gas in the ground and accelerate the just transition to 100% renewable energy. Across the world, people are showing the courage to confront polluters where they are most powerful — from the halls of power to the wells and mines themselves.

At the beginning of 2016, the fossil fuel industry faces an unprecedented crisis — from collapsing prices, a new global climate deal, and an ever-growing movement calling for change.

We have never had a better chance in history to break free from fossil fuels and build a just transition to clean and renewable energy.

Fighting climate change requires the courage to confront polluters where they think they are most powerful. For years, communities on the front lines have led that struggle, and this May we can join them.

The world is becoming dangerously hotter by the day. Through peaceful direct action across the globe we can demonstrate to those in power that people everywhere are prepared to resist the fossil fuel industry’s plans to wreck the planet. This is the moment we’ve been waiting for. Let’s seize it.

Learn more, including finding action events near you by clicking here.

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  • I’m really happy that people gather together to fight for a good cause! We should educate people, I believe this is the key to understanding environmental issues.
    Keep up the good job you’re doing!

    Frank from
  • I’ll join protests on the internet, but will not use a car to get to them. That would be counter productive.
  • First to comment! Wow! No traction whatever.

    Lessons: 1) It was broadcast as the demonstration period is ending. I suspect notices were sent long before that got better response. 2) Should have included photos/videos from events that already happened, conveying the global magnitude of activities. 3) The link to current events is utterly, totally buried at the bottom, a communications disaster. That’s the most critical information being shared, and it is functionally invisible plain text, not even a different size or color!

    Do another such event in three months, and next time you publicize it, put list the most ambitious demonstrations on the page, not in a link, in a bright box under the first paragraph with graphically distinctive type if not also some other graphics. And then put a conspicuous link below it for other events.


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