System Change Not Climate Change is proud to present our new website! It involved many hours of labor, taking in feedback from our membership base and iterating on design ideas within our web working group.
We looked at many different designs and settled on a site that combines up-to-date news and educational material, while providing ways for readers to actively engage with our organization. The site’s map feature allows users to plug in to local organizing, post their own events, and start System Change affiliates of their own. Additionally it shows the geographic breadth of our coalition; only a year old, with chapters across the United States and Canada.
We chose to work within Drupal – an open source content management system – due, in part, to the generous functionality it provides, but also for its ability to allow multiple authors and editors to update the site – a reflection of System Change’s democratic principles.
It is our hope that SystemChangeNotClimateChange.org will not only advance the ideas and activism of ecosocialists and fellow travelers, but serve the broader, global environmental movement as a whole so that it will flourish and bring about the radical social change necessary to confront our planetary emergency.
Coinciding with the launch of the new SystemChangeNotClimateChange.org we will be unrolling special and original content from the front-lines of struggles for a just and sustainable Earth. Look for a photo essay by journalist Timothy Eastman. It features images taken on battlegrounds over contested public space, from the Ukraine to Istanbul to New York City. We are also featuring original reporting from Sam Kimball and Thomas Finn who have investigated the impact of off-shore oil drilling and rising sea levels on one of Louisiana’s last remaining indigenous communities — a timely piece since April 20 marked four years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Look for more original content here in the days, weeks, months, and, with your support and participation, years ahead.
Just as we believe our planet belongs to all of us, so too must information be freely available. Therefore, all of our original content is available under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.
We hope you enjoy exploring our website and sharing what you find with friends and associates. If you are unfamiliar with our organization we recommend you familiarize yourself with our evolving Points of Unity document. If you are new to ecosocialism, its history, ideas, and key works, please visit the resources section. To submit an event or action, click here. To submit an article, click here, but keep in mind it might be best to send us a pitch before submitting a full draft.
We look forward to developing new functionality and adding fresh sections to SystemChangeNotClimateChange.org based on your feedback. We apologize in advance for any glitches you might encounter and will be working diligently to iron out any wrinkles in the site’s performance that might arise. Please, be in touch and let us know what you think.
System Change Not Climate Change Web Working Group