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    Who we are and how it works

Why a Network?

The climate emergency and ecological crisis are forcing us to act now. Not at the next election, not in the next year, not tomorrow: now.

The world’s climate scientists (through the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) say 50 to 70 per cent of climate solutions begin at the local level. It is where we have won major battles: stopping the Energy East pipeline, halting shale gas exploration, creating new bike paths and building community gardens. It is where the most profound social and ecological change takes place, alongside other citizens who share common values.

Future Ground Network exists to offer training and resources to emerging and experienced local grassroots groups to amplify their impact on the issues that matter most to their communities. The network also helps connect and unify groups throughout the environmental movement, making coordination and large-scale mobilization possible.

How does it work?

IF grassroots community groups are connected to each other and equipped with the resources they need to organize and advocate for a sustainable future,

THEN we can mobilize a national movement large enough (3.5 per cent of the population) to affect change,

BECAUSE groups and members will understand that they are a crucial part of a vast and connected network that requires everyone to act.

Want to know more? Please see our Charter of Values.

Who we are and how it works

Two smiles and leaf

Why a Network?

The climate emergency and ecological crisis are forcing us to act now. Not at the next election, not in the next year, not tomorrow: now.

The world’s climate scientists (through the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) say 50 to 70 per cent of climate solutions begin at the local level. It is where we have won major battles: stopping the Energy East pipeline, halting shale gas exploration, creating new bike paths and building community gardens. It is where the most profound social and ecological change takes place, alongside other citizens who share common values.

Future Ground Network exists to offer training and resources to emerging and experienced local grassroots groups to amplify their impact on the issues that matter most to their communities. The network also helps connect and unify groups throughout the environmental movement, making coordination and large-scale mobilization possible.

How does it work?

IF grassroots community groups are connected to each other and equipped with the resources they need to organize and advocate for a sustainable future,

THEN we can mobilize a national movement large enough (3.5 per cent of the population) to affect change,

BECAUSE groups and members will understand that they are a crucial part of a vast and connected network that requires everyone to act.

Want to know more? Please see our Charter of Values.

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If you’re looking for answers to common questions or want to learn more, please review our FAQ.

Frequently asked questions

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If you’re looking for answers to common questions or want to learn more, please review our FAQ.

Frequently asked questions