Climate displacement isn’t on the way. It’s already happening.
In 2019, almost 25 million people were internally displaced* by disasters, and unless we make big changes, up to three billion of us could be living in places that are too hot for humans by 2070.
There is a growing global movement to steer our shared planet back to safety. And just as climate breakdown threatens each of us, the movement to stop it belongs to us all.
This Simple Act invites you to celebrate people around the world who are caring for our environment and fighting for our shared future. Join us in applauding the unsung heroes of climate justice!
Whether it’s a climate activist or someone looking after nature in your community, this is a chance to show your appreciation, and share the inspiration with others. If you’re not sure where to start, there are some links below to get you started.
You might like to:
- Send your hero a card
- Do a drawing of them or inspired by their work
- Share something important they have said or written
- Do a blog post of vlog about what their work means to you
Put your thank yous in the post, in your window, and online using #ClimateHeroes #SimpleActs
*Forced to leave their homes but didn’t cross a national border
13 Climate Justice Leaders Imagined as Comic Superheroes, project by Amplifier in Yes magazine
It’s not just Greta Thunberg: why are we ignoring the developing world’s inspiring activists? Chika Unigwe in the Guardian
Founded by Syrian bee expert Ryad Alsous, The Buzz Project in Huddersfield brings together refugees and long-standing locals through beekeeping
Colombia-based organisation Dejusticia helped bring about the country’s Supreme Court ruling granting the Columbian Rainforest the same legal rights as a human being
Fridays for Future is a growing global movement of young people demanding action on the climate crises
May Project’s ‘Hip Hop Garden’ helps young refugees and other young people connect with nature, address their traumas, improve their physical and mental health and learn skills