Action Not Excuses

Join the movement

Now is the moment to stand with young people and our planet.

We will mobilise and support a global movement of 100,000 young people to take urgent action that will:

  • drive a green recovery from the pandemic and addresses the climate emergency
  • change bad environmental habits, spread positive new behaviours, and help people choose green alternatives.

It is time to stop putting off what we know we must do.

It is time to back thousands of young people around the world who are already creating solutions and making change happen.

It is time for Action Not Excuses. Tomorrow is too late.

Our campaign

Young people are already leading the way and taking action.

But they need our support. Action Not Excuses will link up young people across the world to take action for a fair, inclusive and green world and confront the planet’s most urgent crises.

Together in 2021 we will support 50,000 young people to create new green jobs, lead the fightback against waste and pollution, and plant 10 million trees.

To tackle the climate emergency and build back better we need Action Not Excuses. Tomorrow is too late.

 

Create green jobs

Working with 50,000 young people to create new green jobs to help us build back better.

Before the pandemic, a lack of jobs and income was one of the major issues for young people globally. The problem is getting worse.

Together in 2021 we will support 50,000 young people to take action that creates thousands of new green jobs.

To create green jobs and economies that help people and protect our planet now, we need Action Not Excuses. Tomorrow is too late.

Green Jobs Youth Champion: Yorle

 

Fight for zero waste

Supporting 75,000 young people to lead the fightback against waste and pollution.

Plastic is filling our oceans. The way we consume is harming our planet. This was true before the pandemic and the problem is getting worse.

Together in 2021 we will support 75,000 young people to lead the fightback against waste, adopt sustainable consumption behaviours and promote alternatives.

To create a zero waste world that helps people and protects our planet, we need Action Not Excuses. Tomorrow is too late.

Zero Waste Youth Champion: Charlie

 

Reverse deforestation

Planting 10 million new trees and switching people to clean fuels.

The planet is on fire. Forests are disappearing. This was true before the pandemic and the problem is getting worse. Stopping it is not enough. We must reverse it.

We will work with 10,000 young people to plant 10 million trees, protect biodiversity, and help people to switch to cleaner fuels which protect our natural environments by 2022.

To reverse deforestation and protect the natural environment that people and our planet depend on, we need Action Not Excuses. Tomorrow is too late.

Reverse Deforestation Youth Champion: Elibarick

 

Get involved

Stand with us. Use your voice. Support young people.

Action Not Excuses is Raleigh International’s first ever youth-led global environmental campaign, launching in early 2021. Here are some ways you can get involved with the campaign before the launch.


Stand with us.

As we get ready to launch Action Not Excuses in early 2021, hear more about the actions you can take to help tackle the climate crisis.


Use your voice.

Action Not Excuses will be a platform for young people to raise their voices about the urgent issues facing our planet. If you have something to say, an idea to share or an opinion to give – we want to help you reach others! We will hand over our website, blogs and social media so you can talk about the issues which matter to you and find your audience. Use your voice to take action and help raise awareness.


Support young people.

Young people need our support to address the climate emergency. Action Not Excuses will bring together and help fund youth-led campaigns, exciting green initiatives, and new environmental projects so young people can lead and take action where they are and around the world.

Our work will focus on young people in the countries and communities most vulnerable to the impacts of climate and environmental change, helping them to create real solutions and build back better from the pandemic.

Now is the moment to support young people. Tomorrow is too late.

Coming soon

Action Not Excuses will launch in 2021.

Action Not Excuses is Raleigh International’s first ever youth-led global environmental campaign. It will launch in early 2021 to support young people around the world to take positive climate action.

As we get ready to launch Action Not Excuses in early 2021, you can sign up now to stand with young people, stay up to date with the campaign, and hear more about the action you can support – and take yourself – to help tackle the climate emergency.