What You Can Do

This section is for those of you who are interested in helping to make Ecocide a crime but don’t have much time or don’t know where to start. It sets out some basic ways you can make a difference. Click here for videos on our EradicatingecocideTV and useful documents to help you get involved.

Keep updated


  • Come and hear an inspirational talk by Polly
  • Come along to a ‘Train the Trainers’ session to become a voice for the Earth
  • Check our diary for upcoming events
  • Put on your own event and/or invite Polly to speak

Spread the word

  • Seed the word Ecocide on as many Wikipedia pages blogs and articles as you can
  • Use the word in everyday language when talking about mass damage and destruction
  • Share our videos

Discuss it

  • Suggest Ecocide as a discussion topic with your local community group, society or club
  • Seed our useful documents
  • Download a video to share

Sign Avaaz

Gift to us

Seed into business

Seed to friends

  • Post a link to our website on your fb page or twitter acc
  • Forward our newsletter to your friends and family
  • Send them a link to one of the videos on EradicatingEcocideTV

Be creative

  • Make a great multi-media symphony
  • Collaborate with other great artists
  • Launch your event with great sound, film, music, dance and art

Wear it

Open letter

  • Sign our open letter from women to world leaders calling on them to make Ecocide the fifth Crime Against Peace

Some More Suggestions

Mind Mapping: friends and family

  • Create a mind map and reach out to your network
  1. Write your name in the centre of a blank sheet of paper
  2. Around your name write down people you know personally or who a friend or family member knows who are in a position of influence
  3. Download a template letter, personalise it and then post or email it to people in your network

Reaching out & bridging

  • Start a letter writing group; invite friends, family and community to be involved in writing letters
  • Download a template letter, personalise it and then post or email it to:
  1. your President/ Prime Minister
  2. a celebrity

Press, academic journals, online, books & blogs

  • Write a paper on Ecocide, or carry out some research on the topic
  • Write an article, book or blog on Ecocide
  • Seed it to someone else who can write about it
  • Check out some of the coverage so far

Look to your skills

  • Be creative; use your skills to spread the message
  • If you’re handy with a camera, you can make a film or video clip about Ecocide
  • If music is your thing, write a song
  • If you’re a talented artist, infographics are great to raise awareness about Eradicating Ecocide
  • If you’re part of a drama group, put on a play about Ecocide

Council and Party Support

  • If you’re a constituent, you can download a template speech and submit a motion to your local council to support making Ecocide a crime
  • If you’re a councillor, download a template motion and propose that your council supports making Ecocide a crime
  • Encourage the political parties in your country to pass a motion to support the law of Ecocide at their annual conference by submitting a proposal to your party’s AGM


Add yourself to our Wish20 Map

  • Check out our interactive map for people around the world to map their Ecocides; add your support and wish for 2020 – then share with others

Mock Trial

And some more….

Set up an Action Group

Set up an Eradicating Ecocide working group. You can start your own action group using Google Groups Google Groups and do get in touch to let us know you’ve started.
You can download all the materials you need to get started.
You could focus action around any one or more of the following:

Become an Earth Advocate

Just by mentioning the word Ecocide at events can spread the message in a big way, people in the audience may not have heard of it before and may come up to you afterwards to ask more, or may go and look at the website when they get home. So even simply asking a question at an event can be helpful.

Please sign and share

  • The Avaaz petition calling on our world leaders to make Ecocide an International Crime Against Peace
  • Our open letter from women calling on our world leaders to make Ecocide an International Crime Against Peace
  • A Love Letter to the Earth calling on leaders of the world to create laws to put people and planet first

More useful documents

Vote for an Ecocide Directive in Europe (this is a separate initiative run by a team of volunteers)