This is what you told us

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Hey friend,

We just finished going through the results of’s 2021 community survey. Over 8,000 of you (in 67 countries!) took the time to help shape Stand’s priorities for this year and ensure our campaigns will make the most impact possible.

Without further ado, here's what we heard from you – and what we plan to do about it.

  1. You want to stand up to the fossil fuel industry

Top environmental priorities

Over 60% of Stand members said that stopping major fossil fuel projects around North America should be a number one priority in 2021.

This is exactly the kind of challenge Stand was created to take on. Over the past decade, we’ve joined forces with frontline communities to stop dozens of fossil fuel projects, including Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline, the Teck tar sands mine, and just last week – the Keystone XL pipeline.

This year we’re going to keep up the fight to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline... by picking off the project’s remaining insurers and continuing to support frontline land defenders. We’re also throwing support behind the Indigenous-led movement to stop the Line 3 tar sands pipeline – another cross border climate catastrophe.

Additionally, there was strong support for organizing locally to pass legislation that phases out fossil fuels and fast tracks the clean energy transition. We hear you! And we’re getting ready to ramp up our SAFE Cities campaign, where we're organizing in communities all across North America to prevent fossil fuel expansion.

  1. Governments need to be held accountable

89% of respondents are dissatistifed with their government's environmental policies

When we asked how satisfied you are with your federal government’s track record on tackling climate change, 89% of you told us that you’re either dissatisfied or very dissatisfied. But we don’t see this as a cause for despair – we see it as a clear mandate for the work that is to come.

In Canada, protecting at-risk old growth forests by holding the provincial government was identified as a critical priority. Last October, we secured important commitments from the government in British Columbia to immediately ban logging in the most at-risk old growth forests – so we’re very close to winning protection for the last standing giants. We already have a plan in motion to step up our pressure on the government to turn their promises into real action.

In the U.S., Stand members are excited to see Biden get to work on reversing Trump’s long list of environmental rollbacks.

And all across North America, you want to see the federal government focus on ensuring our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is green and just.

  1. There is hope in people power

What our community said

We asked what you liked about being a part of the community – and that word – ’community’ is what stood out the most. You said that it’s powerful to know you’re not alone, but in fact are part of a growing movement of people with shared values, who are changing the world for the better. At the end of the day, that’s why we sent out this survey and why we so value your input. Because we know we are stronger together.

So, how will we win in 2021? Your responses made it clear that a winning campaign is one that combines every single tactic out there. Many people stressed the importance of building alliances with communities and frontline partners, as well as conducting cutting edge investigative research, and directly negotiating with corporations and governments. These are all tactics Stand has a lot of experience with – to great success, so we will continue to budget for them in our 2021 campaign plans.

The rest can be summed up by the other two words that came up a lot in your responses: Impact and trust. You trust us to make an impact. And together, as a community, I am confident we will.

So, thank you friend, for being an important member of We’re now nearly half a million strong and growing by the day. I am so excited to see what we’ll accomplish together in the year to come.

With hope and gratitude,

Logan, Vojtech, Solaye and the entire team challenges corporations, industries, and governments to prioritize the well-being of people, our environment, and our climate by creating long-term, effective solutions. None of this work is possible without your support. DONATE $5 San Francisco office: 548 Market Street, Suite 74196, San Francisco, CA 94104-5401 On traditional Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone Lands
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