GAS DOWN, FRACK DOWN, RISE UP!

Global Day of Action – October 13th, 2018

 

A global movement against gas

and fracking is rising

Around October 13 we will target those behind the boom of fossil gas and fracking infrastructure: the industry, governments, petrochemical giants that make plastics out of fossil fuels and banks that finance all of this.

We will show our governments and the fossil fuel industry that our communities and our atmosphere cannot handle another generation of fossil fuel addiction – JOIN US!

Let’s show the world that we are a diverse, creative, and determined global movement against fossil fuel extraction.

 

Credit: Food & Water Watch

 

Why a Gasdown-Frackdown?

The fossil fuel industry is watching investments move away from oil and coal, and in response is pushing the myth of a fossil gas transition to hold onto their power. Fracking and gas projects are destroying our environment and our climate, violating our rights, polluting our water, grabbing our land. Time has come to stop the fracking and gas boom from locking us into another generation of fossil fuels.

What will we be doing?

The actions are decentralized, and there are no boundaries for creative peaceful events – photo stunts, marches, flash-mobs, sign-on letters, calling on local politicians, actions on bikes and kayaks, banner drops, recording videos and so on.

You don’t live near a fracking well, import terminal or pipeline? You probably do live near a bank that funds one! – We can help locate targets near you and share ideas and tools for the action itself.

When will this happen?

We will center around October 13th 2018, but the date is flexible – you are more than welcome to take action as part of the Global Gasdown-Frackdown a few days before or after the 13th.

Who?

Anyone!

Credit: Food & Water Watch

For local groups

We want this Day of Action to be useful to you and your community in stopping dangerous gas and fracking projects. We will be gathering and sharing tools and resources to help develop creative and impactful actions, get media attention, successfully lobby politicians and to stop new fossil gas and fracking projects. Fill out our sign up form to link up.

For NGOs and everyone else

There are many ways to get involved for anyone excited about sending a powerful message to the governments, industries and banks that push forward fossil gas as a clean, green energy solution. Fill our sign up form.

 

Credit: Food & Water Europe

 

How can can I participate?

Are you up for organizing an action? Helping to organize? Sharing the message with other groups? Maybe you have another proposal. Sign up and see the many ways to participate here:

  • Your organization/ group (if you are part of one) can endorse the day of action, with your logo on the Gasdown-Frackdown website
  • Help with outreach to local groups and/or other NGOs (e.g. sharing the call out in your networks, getting in touch with groups local to you, etc.)
  • Contribute to the media / social media strategy and coordination
  • Contribute to the action kit (a guide with resources to provide for local groups)
  • Share and post communications when the Gasdown-Frackdown takes place in mid October
  • Organise an action around October 13 !

Do you have a different idea of how you could get involved? We’d love to know!

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Global Gasdown-Frackdown’s facilitators