People Power and Frontline Leadership
Since our founding, Stand.earth has been organizing successful grassroots events that have moved governments and some of the world’s largest brands to make more responsible choices. We build critical movement capacity by managing directed networks, developing shared resources, and onboarding hundreds of new volunteers into the movement.
Our campaigns have proven time and time again that when we hold corporations and governments accountable to their commitments, we can drive real action.The organized power of frontline groups in cities, on Indigenous land, and around the world is critical to demonstrating that failed promises have consequences, and driving key stakeholders to adopt large-scale change.
We develop our organizing strategies in tandem with our allies in frontline communities. Connecting online community to on-the-ground community, we show up in areas experiencing environmental crises, provide tool kits, resources, and trainings, and share digital organizing techniques that amplify the work of those on the front lines. The Stand.earth Frontline Fund, for instance, supports the urgent, hard-to-finance efforts of Indigenous and impacted communities around the world who are working to stop oil and gas infrastructure expansion. We do the fundraising and admin work at no cost, so Indigenous frontline groups can focus on protecting their land and water.
Our approach in action
Climate Safe Pensions
With more than $46 Trillion in assets worldwide, pension funds are one of the largest institutional investors in fossil fuels.
Old Growth Forests
Lungs of the world. Precious home to wildlife. Storer of carbon. Protecting old growth forests is protecting our way of life.
Stopping the Trans Mountain Pipeline
590,000 more barrels of tar sands each day. A 700% increase in oil tankers in the Salish Sea. A threat to endangered Orca whales.