The science is clear — we need to rapidly phase out destructive fossil fuels (oil, gas, and coal) and start investing aggressively in a just transition to renewable energy.
Fire Drill Fridays invites lifelong activists and new climate advocates to take action for a cleaner, greener, more just world. The future of our planet depends on us.
As climate activist Greta Thunberg said, “Our house is on fire” — and we need to act like it.
Inspired by Greta and the youth climate strikes, Reverend Barber’s Moral Mondays, and Randall Robinson’s anti-apartheid protests, actor and activist, Jane Fonda, launched Fire Drill Fridays (FDF) in collaboration with Greenpeace USA in October 2019. Starting in Washington, D.C. with a series of civil disobedience actions, FDF brings together frontline activists, youth, Indigenous leaders, climate experts, celebrities, and lovers of the planet to demand our elected leaders act on the climate emergency.
Since its inception, our movement to fight the global climate disaster has inspired hundreds to participate in non-violent direct action, thousands to rally, millions to amplify calls for action on social media, and more than 12 million viewers to join us for virtual shows and teach-ins. Now, FDF is headed to the frontlines of the climate crisis to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with communities who are fighting back against Big Oil!
With less than a decade left to prevent the worst impacts of the climate crisis, we need to take action at the scale that science and justice demands
This is not a drill. Join the movement. Make the change.
Speakers at the seventh Fire Drill Friday. Inspired by Greta Thunberg and the youth climate strikes as well as Reverend BarberÕs Moral Mondays and Randall RobinsonÕs often daily anti-apartheid protests, Jane Fonda has moved to Washington, D.C. to be closer to the epicenter of the fight for our climate. Every Friday through January 2020, she leads weekly demonstrations on Capitol Hill to demand that action by our political leaders be taken to address the climate emergency we are in. Speakers for the seventh Fire Drill Friday included: Jane Fonda; Alice Brown Otter, 16-year-old activist and member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe; Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Counsil of Canadians and best-selling author; Piper Perabo, Actress and activist; Mary Grant, Public Water for All Campaign Director at Food and Water Watch; Sweet Honey In The Rock musical performance; Diane Lane, Actress and activist; Manny Jacinto, Actor and activist; Amber Valletta, Supermodel, actress and activist; Garett Reppenhagen, Executive Director for Veterans For Peace; and Jessica Loya, National Policy Director for GreenLatinos., 18.104.22.168th Fire Drill Friday
Jane Fonda walks with speakers and activists during the thirteenth Fire Drill Friday. Inspired by Greta Thunberg and the youth climate strikes Jane Fonda has moved to Washington, D.C. to be closer to the epicenter of the fight for our climate. Every Friday through January 2020, she leads weekly demonstrations on Capitol Hill to demand that action by our political leaders be taken to address the climate emergency we are in. We can't afford to wait. Speakers for week thirteen include: Janene Yazzie, Co-founder and CEO of Sixth World Solutions; Ellen Dorsey, Executive Director of the Wallace Global Fund, GPUS Board Member and Major Donor; Donna Chavis, Member of the Lumbee Tribe of Western NC, and Senior Fossil Fuels Campaigner with Friends of the Earth U.S.; Katie Redford, American human rights lawyer, US Director of EarthRights International; Veronica Coptis, Executive Director of the Center for Coalfield Justice; Josh Fox, American film director, playwright and environmental activist, best known for his Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning 2010 documentary, Gasland; Janet Redman, GPUS Climate Director; Tamara Toles O'Laughlin, Director of 350.org North America., 22.214.171.124th Fire Drill Friday
Jane Fonda, Susan Sarandon and Annie Leonard participate with other activists at a Chase Bank demanding an end to fossil fuel funding in conjunction with Jane Fonda's Fire Drill Friday rally. JP Morgan Chase, a financial institution that is one of the largest sources of capital to the fossil fuel industry in their quest to drill oceans, frack our land and build more pipelines.
Jane Fonda and Ted Danson pose with school students during the third Fire Drill Friday. Inspired by Greta Thunberg and the youth climate strikes as well as Reverend BarberÕs Moral Mondays and Randall RobinsonÕs often daily anti-apartheid protests, Jane Fonda has moved to Washington, D.C. to be closer to the epicenter of the fight for our climate. Every Friday through January 2020, she will be leading weekly demonstrations on Capitol Hill to demand that action by our political leaders be taken to address the climate emergency we are in. This third Fire Drill Friday included speakers: Greenpeace Ocean Director John Hocevar; activist, advocate and actor Ted Danson; professor and environmental social scientist Jennifer Jacquet; New York human Rights and environmental activist Denise Patel and Sea Turtle Rehabilitation specialist Whitney Crowder., 8.19.90.Third Fire Drill Friday
Rally participants, including Jane Fonda, John Waterston, Lili Tomlin and more march to a rally in San Pedro, CA. The second California based Fire Drill Friday takes place in the District 15 area of Los Angeles. The area is home to the massive oil and gas fields that are quite literally poisoning and killing people. Speakers include: Gloria Arellanes, a member of the Gabrieleno/Tongva Tribe; Jocelyn Moguel, a strong young leader born and raised in Wilmington, CA.; Doctor Saba Malik, a second year family medicine resident at Harbor UCLA Medical Center; Jovan Houston, an aviation service worker at Los Angeles International Airport and rank and file leader SEIU United Service Workers West; Magali Sanchez-Hall is a long-time resident of Wilmington and an environmental justice activist working alongside environmental justice organizations. Helping with speaker introductions are: Billie Lee; Lana Parrilla; Sam Waterston; Josh Pence; Rosanna Arquette; Diane Lane; Saffron Burrows; and Lily Tomlin.