• Welcome to the System Change Not Climate Change Community Forum. The Forum's goal is to promote exchange of information, discussion, and debate among ecosocialists and other activists who share our belief that capitalism is driving climate change and that a radical international grassroots movement can stop it.

Intro: Starting and Building SCNCC Chapters

David Klein

In contrast to mainstream environmental organizations, System Change Not Climate Change (SCNCC) recognizes that capitalism is the fundamental force behind the climate crisis. Green capitalism is a dead end. So are liberal parties like the US Democrats and the corporate friendly approach of most Green nonprofit organizations. Another world is possible, but we need more active ecosocialists to help people understand the connection between capitalism and the environmental crisis, and to help create a better world. One of the most direct ways to do this at the present time is to start a local SCNCC chapter.

SCNCC chapters are components of a positive feedback with "SCNCC-central" (meaning the website, forums, and listserves). Activists who find the website can be urged to start or join local chapters, and local chapters can advertise the SCNCC website with its resources and forums. That synergy will strengthen us and help us grow.

So, starting a local chapter of SCNCC is one of the most valuable contributions for the protection of the planet that a small number of individuals can make, and it is not as hard as it may at first look. A chapter can start with even just two or three people and try to build from there. More ideas about starting a SCNCC chapter are provided here.

The purpose of this Forum is to help people get started in creating a local chapter, and for members of different chapters to communicate with each other with topics like: How to start a chapter? What are some options for meeting places? What are some ideas for actions? What sorts of activities of your chapter have worked well? Which ones don't? Do you have some good flyers to share? Can you offer some tips about group dynamics? These are the kinds of questions and ideas that this Forum invites. Please help. Contribute your ideas and experiences and your questions.

For a list of current SCNCC chapters, click here.

David Klein
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