1. Why Are We Here?

Bobby Peek

Drawing on the experience of Bobby Peek’s work on climate justice in South Africa, Polluters Out leaders connect to what motivates them deep down and the values that must drive their movement, articulate what kinds of changes they want to see, and analyze how to get there.

2. Climate 201

Bill McKibben

This class covers advanced fundamentals of climate science, economics and politics, including:

  • Summary of IPCC report
  • Impacts on oceans
  • Impacts on agriculture and land
  • Impact on coasts
  • Impacts of wildlife
  • Impact on fresh water, human population and migration
  • The role of soil, forests and carbon sinks
  • The status of renewables, clean energy and their potential

3. The Intergovernmental System and the UNFCCC

Meena Raman

A history and overview of the multilateral system, where the Climate Convention fits in, whose interests it’s designed to serve and how to interact with the process.

4. Do The Math

Jamie Henn

This class focuses on the key role of confronting fossil fuel production. If you look at the carbon budget, and Do the Math, you will find that you must stop fossil fuel supplies and “Keep It In The Ground”.

5. The Price Of Oil

Steve Kretzmann

Know thyself, know thy enemy.  This class will provide an overview of the oil and gas industry, its impacts beyond climate, its strengths, and its weaknesses.

6. Corporate Campaigning

Kenny Bruno

What is a campaign? What is a corporation? What is a corporate campaign?  Lots of groups talk about it. This class will explore how to do it.

Bonus: A quick history of Corporate Greenwash and how to expose and fight it in the climate context.

7. Greatest Actions of All Time

Kumi Naidoo

It’s time for some inspiration! We’ll gather up some of the most effective and creative actions ever done and analyze why they were so good.

10. Climate Justice

Kumi Naidoo

All Climate Justice work is climate work, but not all climate work is climate justice work. This class will take a deep dive on the meaning of climate justice in the context of worldwide movements for justice.

8. Follow the Money

Matt Remle

Matt’s relatives at Standing Rock in North Dakota helped start the mass resistance to the ETP pipeline. From his home in Seattle he helped lead a successful divestment campaign with roots back in Standing Rock. Hear how it happened

And there’s more: Loan guarantees, subsidies, project financing, divestment, investment….the world of finance is behind the industry of fossil fuels. But that won’t last forever.

9. See You In Court

Marco Simons & Juliana Bravo

This class will cover the many options and roles of strategic litigation in confronting fossil fuel power and advancing climate justice, provide an overview of existing legal strategies and cases in the climate litigation context, and the role for movements and strategic campaigning to maximize the power and impact of legal action.