Everything you need to be part of the movement dedicated to getting the Climate and Ecology Bill passed into law – all in one handy place! If you haven’t yet visited our Take Action page, please start there. 🙂

1. Why this campaign needs you - and why you need this campaign!

If you are keen to support the Campaign in more depth and have some time/energy to offer – whatever you have freely available (no pressure) – see below:

2. United for Nature Campaign

Find out about our current top campaign priority and how you can help it succeed:

  • Sign the petition – it would be great if you could do now to avoid the risk of forgetting 
  • Ask your friends and family to sign too! 
  • Share on Social Media – please share as widely as you can on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc
  • Why we’re standing United For Nature – Read this article to understand what the Campaign is all about and what we intend to achieve by it

3. Contact your Local Council

Ask your local Council to pass a motion – to support the CE Bill. Councils as part of the Motion then ask the local MP (or MPs) to support –  a very effective way to influence an MP.

4. Join or Start a Local Group

It’s more fulfilling working with like minds!

  • join an existing group or let us help you to form a new one. Email campaign@zerohour.uk and tell us your situation.
  • Kickstarter session set up or expand a local campaign group. If you know a few people we can set up a Zoom session and invite all sorts of other local campaigners to meet, work out a rough plan for the constituency and action it.  Again, email campaign@zerohour.uk and tell us what you might like to do. We will work to help you do it.
  • Attend our monthly Campaigner Check-In – share ideas, experiences and how to move forward effectively with other campaigners from all over the country. Aimed at all different levels of experience of Campaigning. If you are a seasoned campaigner we would love to tap into your knowledge and experience and work with you. For less experienced, or even new campaigners, we aim to support you with the level of input you need to inspire you but not overwhelm you. We aim to work with you so campaigning is a joy not a burden.

5. Campaign Materials

6. Download Videos and Graphics for social media

View and download Zero Hour graphics and videos which make the case the CE Bill. Please feel free to share these on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms.

7. General Information

  • IMPORTANT Key Information that will help you to support this campaign effectively. It’s mostly already on the website, but in many different places. By following this link you will find the info you need all in one place. Hopefully you will find this quicker and easier. You can also use it to educate yourself and become more informed and articulate on nature and climate.

8. Dealing with Difficult MPs

  • It’s important to remember that an MP will always say NO until they say YES! They may resist campaigners efforts for a long time – we know of cases where locals campaigned on the Bill for a couple of years with the MP saying no, no, no, and suddenly one day, after sustained communication and lobbying, he agreed to support. 
  • MPs often discourage campaigners so they stop asking. Then the MP can carry on doing what they were doing unaffected. It’s important to keep on keeping on!
  • When you feel it’s just a waste of time, ask yourself ‘has everything really been tried’? Maybe there is something below that can motivate you to keep on keeping on . . . 

Possible avenues to explore

    • has everyone you know written to the MP?
    • have you tried craftivism, where simple hand crafted beautiful objects containing a simple message are given to the MP 
    • have you had a meeting with them?
    • could you get someone the MP listens to, to set up a meeting to discuss the Bill? And could you involve someone from Zero Hour as a Third Party?
    • are there any local organisations the MP might be sympathetic to whose support you could enlist?
    • have you tried running an Open Letter which Zero Hour can host for you? It asks the MP to support. You collect names of supporters who sign up online.
    • have all the councils in the constituency passed motions?
    • are there candidates from other parties (LibDem in a rural seat or Labour in an urban one) who are happy to message out support and create pressure in the local press. Any threat to re-election will put pressure on an MP. They don’t like being unpopular.

Maybe one or more of these will help. Even if you don’t succeed in making them change their minds, the pressure causes ripples. Maybe MPs start talking together saying they have had a lot of constituents saying . . . They perhaps may see there is something they must address.

Huge thanks for all you do in difficult circumstances!