From 12 till 31st of March, join the people’s call for an end to dirty energy

Break Free is a global wave of people taking a stand against dirty energy. We are joining forces to protect communities in vulnerable situations from extreme weather, and from fossil corporations that have polluted our air, grabbed our land, and captured our governments. We are peaceful but united and determined. Join us to end the dirty energy era and bring about a just transition to a renewable future.

This March, communities around the world and tens of thousands of people like you will be taking peaceful action
to keep coal, oil and gas in the ground.

To help build this movement, the Break Free 2017 online platform has been created. Everyone who shares our common values can participate in actions around the world or organise their own. Together we can end the dirty energy era and bring about a just transition with renewable solutions, which respect the rights and livelihoods of local communities, in which everyone can take part, and from which everyone can benefit.

Break Free is not a legal entity and is not intended to create any formal established legal personality, network or coalition. It is a platform through which people can take and create actions anywhere across the globe, whilst adhering to the agreed values.

Everyone who shares our common values can participate in actions around the world or organise their own. Together we can end the dirty energy era and bring about a just transition with renewable solutions, which respect the rights and livelihoods of local communities, in which everyone can take part, and from which everyone can benefit.

Visit breakfree2017.org to check for actions in your region and join one today. If no action is planned near you, you can help us create one in your community!

South Africa: Break Free calls for a shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy

Act NOW: Share your comments on South Africa’s new Integrated Resource Plan!

On 23 March 2017, activists of the South African BREAK FREE coalition took part in a funeral procession outside the Department of Energy (DoE) in Pretoria to highlight the impacts that coal-fired power stations are having on South African communities, and demand that renewable energy form the backbone of the country’s future energy mix.
Read more here.

Want to know more about the Break Free movement? Check out what happened during the Break Free from Fossil Fuels campaign in 2016.