20 years ago Stand.earth began as an effort to stop logging on the coast of British Columbia, which was putting the way of life of Indigenous communities there at risk. The tools they gained from that original campaign are now being put to use on many issues affecting the wellbeing of this planet and the people on it. Some of Stand.earth’s successes include: protecting Chile’s native forests, protecting 2.4 million acres of caribou habitat in Canada, challenging new oil train facilities in the US while pressing for stronger federal and state rail safety standards, and stopping the Enbridge pipeline that would have gone through First Nation territory in Canada.
Stand.earth challenges corporations and governments to treat people and the environment with respect, because our lives depend on it. They do their work with commitments to their principles of doing the impossible, practicing pragmatic idealism, seeking leverage and embracing dynamic tension, standing with impacted communities, valuing relationships, and cultivating the power of the people.
A major part of their work is their SAFE (Standing Against Fossil Fuel Expansion) communities movement. Stand.earth helps local areas organize to take concrete, meaningful action to protect their communities and address the climate crisis.
FBB shares Stand.earth’s commitment to people-centered solutions to climate change that respect and support Indigenous rights—and recognize that structural racism and ethnic inequities result in greater burdens on low-income communities.