Organizing Resources

Organizing Resources

Climate Democracy in Action! - a curriculum for Earth Day & beyond

Climate Democracy in Action! is a set of activities built to be used in conjunction with each other for several hours worth of climate democracy movement building with students in grades 4 – 5, meant to help inspire interest and facilitate learning around grassroots democratic action and how kids can be active leaders and participants in the fight against climate chaos. Motivated teachers can use these activities as a framework for allowing students to choose an action that could be carried out for Earth Day.

This step by step guide on how to start organizing is the perfect place to start for those interesting in getting involved with the Global Climate Convergence (GCC) and/or organizing a Mother Earth Day to May Day (ED2MD) event. The guide will be updated regularly—up to and beyond ED2MD actions for 2014—so please check back on our website for more resources. We hope that it is helpful, and that you will let us know how we can improve our effort to assist organizing in your community for people, planet and peace over profit!

There are many different people and groups working in a decentralized, grassroots way to organize Earth Day to May Day events for the Global Climate Convergence. So what ties these efforts together?

Social movements gathered on Isla Margarita, Venezuela, over July 15-18 to discuss their demands ahead of United Nations climate talks due to take place in Lima, Peru, in December. The meeting, organised by the Venezuelan government, was the first of its kind. It brought together social movements from all over the world and facilitated discussions to arrive at the Margarita declaration, which will eventually form part of the civil society input for Lima.

Daily Club Guide for Kids Gardening Clubs!  - Unit 1: Complete

The GCC Kids Global Gardening Club Daily Guide is designed to engage gardeners on a weekly basis, although scheduling the frequency of each club is up to the site and facilitators. “Unit 1” is made up of 5 introductory projects comprised of a gardening activity, an art activity and a food democracy lesson for each day the club meets.