Rising Tide Network

Rising Tide is an international, all-volunteer, grassroots network of groups and individuals who organize locally, promote community-based solutions to the climate crisis, and take direct action to confront the root causes of climate change.

Rising Tide was born out of the conviction that corporate-friendly “solutions” to climate change will not save us and that most government efforts are half-measures at best.  We organize through decentralized local groups that support one another with shared resources, ideas, fundraising, training, and collaborations.  Our activities include grassroots community organizing, publishing educational materials, organizing creative direct actions and protests, and holding public education events in order to further the struggle for climate justice.

Rising Tide is committed to stopping the extraction of fossil fuels and preventing the construction of new fossil fuel infrastructure.  Equally important, we must make a just transition to sustainable livelihoods that foster local autonomy and self-sufficiency.

Rising Tide’s tactics are diverse and creative, taking a bottom-up approach to connecting the dots between colonialism, corporate power, climate disruption, social justice, and biocentrism.  The systems that are destroying the planet are systems rooted in oppression; combating climate change is therefore not just a matter of carbon emissions, but of confronting the institutions that destroy communities, cultures, and the Earth.

The international Rising Tide network now spans four continents.  We know that whatever we achieve in our local struggles is amplified by the energy of the growing global movement for climate justice.

Advertisements

One thought on “Rising Tide Network

  1. …You guys are setting the tone for an entire movement! It is these kinds of actions that will be so necessary in the coming years to bring the tide of the BERM (bitumen extraction resistance movement) to a high and sustained level of awareness. Hoping that other climate change groups can come out and stand with you… Thanks so much for your committment to this!

We welcome your comments...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s