We face the prospect of irreversible climate change and the destruction of
our homes and wild places. Overwhelmingly, the one percent profits at the
expense of ecosystems and communities. Economic progress can only go so
far when our right to clean air and water is violated; there are no jobs
on a dead planet.
Our Call to Action includes 3 main points:
1. Immediate attention and reversal to Global Climate Change which threatens all life on Earth.
2. Disruption of the Earth-destroying profit machines led by the richest 1% of the world and their government lackies.
3. Ending all Commercial Extraction from Public Lands in all nations of the Earth.
So...take to the trees. Set up week-long tree sits that call attention to
the destruction committed by the 1% on our rivers, oceans, fields, and
forests. Find trees in front of corporations that clear-cut and pollute
the earth, trees in front of banks that support those corporations, and
trees in front of government offices that ignore or enable the
destruction. Find trees that will soon be lost in the process of logging
or mining. Focus on the offenders who most threaten your home—particular
those who desecrate public lands for corporate profit—and chose trees
accordingly. Climb them!
We ask that those sitting for Occupy the Trees learn safety protocol for
properly ascending and descending. Please contact us if your affinity
group needs more information about the tactic of tree sitting. There may
be a climb trainer near you.