“At ZWE, movement building is part of our DNA. We collaborate with members across Europe, forge coalitions, spark movements, and rally diverse groups. We believe collective action is vital for lasting change, for the benefit of all people and the planet.” – Stephanie Yates, Head of Network & Movement Building
How do movements emerge, grow, collaborate, and collectively push for change? What ingredients are needed for groups, organisations, and individuals to work together for a stronger impact?
From connecting and supporting a network of 35 NGOs across Europe to initiating movements, building coalitions and forming alliances, we have a long history of building movements and mobilising groups to accelerate Europe’s transition to a net-zero, zero waste society.
In recent years, we have also supported several of our members who have established zero waste alliances in their countries, bringing together various groups and people to play a stronger role in mainstreaming zero waste strategies.
Through our Blueprint for Movement Building project, we aim to capture and analyse the patterns that lead to powerful and effective movement building:
Our Blueprint for Movement Building is designed to support, inspire, and guide emerging and existing movements in becoming stronger forces advocating for climate justice.