We’re Ready to Break Free From Fossil Fuels — Are You?

by Agustin Maggio

March 20, 2017

Join the global wave of people taking a stand against dirty energy.

Last week marked the kickoff of the global Break Free movement, a month of action from organizers and communities working to end the fossil fuel era and accelerate the shift to clean, renewable energy.

Just one week in and thousands of people have already joined this call for climate action. Last weekend, 1,500 people participated in a mass bicycle ride in Croatia, while communities took a stand against pollution from coal-fired power plants in Israel. We’ve seen the launch of this online interaction tailored to the Middle East and North Africa, and a huge rally at the site of a proposed coal-fired power plant in Cebu, Philippines.

Cyclists in Zagreb Launch Global 'Break Free' Protests Against Fossil Fuels

Greenpeace Croatia partnered with local NGOs to organize this 1,500-person cyclist rally in Zagreb.

The strength of this open movement and how much it has grown in a year’s time is nothing short of amazing. It has broken down silos and united environmental, social justice, women and Indigenous movements from more than 40 countries around the world.

From Chile to Thailand, South Africa to Poland, people are calling for a healthy future. Our families deserve clean air and water and a just economy that is not dependent on polluting fossil fuel corporations that will put our communities at risk.

This week that momentum arrives in the United States, with a non-violent direct action training in Dallas and a solidarity meeting against the Dakota Access Pipeline on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation.

Thai Communities Join Global Break Free Activities against Fossil Fuels

More than 200 people turned out for Thailand’s Break Free mobilization to preserve the Mun River.

Break Free provides a platform for all these diverse acts of courage to come together and reinforce each other as a united global movement. With already more than 80 events registered and more on the way, we stand in solidarity with those communities hardest hit by fossil fuels projects and the impacts of climate change.

A fossil free future powered by renewable energy is already underway. Now is the time to stand up to those trying to slow us down and Break Free from dirty energy. Will you join us?

Thai Communities join Global Break Free Activities against Fossil Fuels

Break Free From Fossil Fuels activities continue for the rest of March around the world. Will you be joining?

Agustin Maggio

By Agustin Maggio

Agustin Maggio is the global Break Free campaign manager for Greenpeace International.

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