COVID-19

How to campaign safely

These are unsettling times for us all, particularly the most vulnerable in our society. The most important thing you can do right now is to keep yourself, and the wider community, safe. If we are to be effective climate activists in the future, we need to look after our physical and mental wellbeing now.

Due to the ongoing crisis we are extending our recommendation that you do not hold or plan any gatherings until the end of June. This may well need to be extended further and we are keeping this under constant review.

While some of us may want or need to stop taking action altogether, we know others will want to carry on – either by supporting their community during the pandemic or by adapting their existing climate campaigning. We’ve created resources (such as Zoom guidance) to help you do both.

As a network, we will support one another and those in our communities as best we can. If you have any questions or a suggestion on how we can support you, please email climateaction@foe.co.uk.

Stay connected

It’s more important than ever that we stay connected in this time of social distancing and self isolation.

Join our community of climate activists on Slack or sign up to one of our regular webinars.

These online calls are an opportunity to meet other campaigners and learn about tools you can use to campaign at home and online.

How to support your community

During times of crisis, it's natural to want to do your bit to help.

From shopping for neighbours to staying connected with the most vulnerable, check out 5 ways you can help your community during the COVID-19 pandemic, while staying safe.

How to campaign at home

We're pausing most lobbying of decision-makers during the pandemic, to give them space to prioritise the health and safety of their communities.

But there's still work that groups can be doing in the meantime, so we've put together a list of ideas for you and your group.

If you've got any ideas to add, or want to share what you've been doing, do please email us at climateaction@foe.co.uk

Useful resources for online campaigning

How to set up a Zoom meeting

04 May 2020

Zoom is a video conferencing tool that's great for taking your meetings and events online. This guide will show you how to set up and run a Zoom meeting.

Coronavirus messaging: a guide for local and Climate Action groups

06 Apr 2020

We’re living in unprecedented times. While we want to continue as much as possible to campaign on climate, we must be sensitive in how we do that – and how we communicate it.

How to facilitate an online meeting

04 May 2020

Facilitating meetings online is a new experience for many people. So, we’ve put together some tips to help you run an effective and inclusive meeting online.

Tools to help you campaign online

02 Apr 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unsettling time for us all, and means we need to shift the way we go about much of our lives – including campaigning. For those of you who want to continue to campaign on climate, we’ve gathered a list of free tools to help you shift your efforts online.

How to join a Zoom meeting for the first time

31 Mar 2020

Many of us are turning to online meetings and catch ups due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There are a few video conferencing options you can choose from, but "Zoom" is probably our favourite. Read this guide on how to join your first Zoom meeting.

7 tips for online meetings 

29 Apr 2020

A simple guide to get the most from your video conference calls.

Get started with Slack

16 Jan 2020

We're using Slack to talk to each other about Climate Action. Here's how it works.