Fossil Free Now Ep 3: Effective Organising (the role of group culture)

Ben Wray

Episode 3 from the Glasgow climate activists’ podcast series

FOSSIL FREE NOW follows the campaign of Fossil Free Glasgow, a group of volunteers organising for the Glasgow City council to renounce to its investments in the fossil fuel industry. This podcast series will discuss the blocks in our current systems that prevent us from meaningfully addressing the threat of climate breakdown, but also what a society freed from fossil fuels would look like.

This episode, discusses how setting up ground rules and a clear framework for organising has made the group more resilient and work more effectively. The group introduces the tools they use to make their meetings more inclusive, and talk about how fostering an egalitarian culture through the conscious establishment of group rules can contribute to challenging hierarchical structures.