Break Free is a people-centered movement that is powered by people standing up to take action against fossil fuels and to drive change. At the heart of Break Free are the individuals, families, and communities harmed by the pollution from coal power plants, the people who have felt first-hand the impacts of extreme droughts and flooding caused by climate change, and the communities that have been marginalised and displaced because of fossil fuel projects.
Break Free is not a campaign led by any one organisation. It’s a movement made up of NGOs and broader civil society, grassroots groups, and ordinary people that feel compelled to fight for a world without fossil fuels. In Africa, the Break Free movement consists of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg, Greenpeace Africa, 350africa.org and the African Climate Reality Project, along with grassroots communities.
As a part of this movement and leading up to Africa Day, we produced a Break Free radio series to help spread the Break Free message into coal-affected communities of South Africa.