Global Action Plan is a charity that's working for a green and thriving planet where people enjoy their lives within the Earth's resources.
We're experts in helping people live more sustainable lifestyles. We do this by making connections between what's good for people and good for the planet. And we bring business and young people together to work on a sustainable future - helping young people develop the skills and knowledge to tackle environmental issues is good for the planet and for everyone's future too.
The climate and ecological crisis calls for a radical rethink about how we live our lives. Conversations about plastic straws aren't going to crack it. To see response at the required scale we need to mobilise government, business, the media and the public to all step up to play their part.
We bring people together to inspire each other to go further and exert their voice to ensure policy makers and organisations play their part. We tackle issues which require the mobilisation of mass movements in order to see change. And which demand fundamental conversations about how we live our lives. These issues are united in their need for radical change and solving them would be good not only for our planet but also for us.
Through our projects and collaborations, Global Action Plan enables people to see, believe and, crucially, act on the insight that what is good for us is good for the planet.
GAP is a fantastic employer with beyond average annual leave, maternity/paternity entitlements, responsibility for change-making projects from day one, and the potential for progression within the organisation to take on additional opportunities to create impact.
Compassion Not Consumerism
Global Action Plan's role is to bring together wide ranges of people, getting to the root causes and creating solutions that meet an existential challenge.
Consumerism as a prevailing value system is causing damage to the wellbeing of our young people and drives behaviour which is threatening the future of our planet. The drivers of consumerism are powerful and ever present – hard for us to resist as individuals.
Collectively we need to demonstrate that change is possible through smart challenges to apparently impenetrable systems, infuse the sector with fresh visions of a positive future which young people can aspire to, enable environmental educators to reinforce compassionate values and weaken self-interest and establish an accepted cultural narrative that consumerism is damaging to people and planet.
The young generation has grown up with adverts throughout their whole lives, but it's damaging to the planet and to people's mental health and self esteem.
Our projects are working to bring about compassion, not consumerism.
Global Action Plan's role is to fuel the Clean Air movement by mobilising and enabling people and organisations to act on air pollution and ensure their voice is heard.
To breathe clean air every day we need to make rapid changes: adopting electric vehicles, avoiding millions of car journeys, slashing industrial and construction emissions and stopping buying products that cause pollution in our homes.
To see change at this scale requires us to work as a movement, with changemakers across the country modelling that change, and exerting pressure on government and major polluters.
Air pollution causes heart and lung disease and results in over 36,000 people in the UK dying each year. Clean air is essential for our health, and the co-benefits of clean air measures are also good for our wellbeing as well as being good for the planet.
Our projects include Clean Air Day - the UK's largest air pollution campaign and the Clean Air Hub - a reliable source of information for people on the impacts of air pollution.