In 2020, with no Shambala festival, we’ve been busy developing an ambitious five-year vision that includes environmental action, social justice and inclusivity, which we expect to have ready to launch early next year.
But taking action has never felt more urgent and we don’t want to let a year pass without inspiring new conversations and actions, so we’re launching one element now…. a project to inspire 25,000 simple, individual positive actions by 2025.
This is the ‘Beta version of the 25Kx25 campaign.
That means it’s ready to go, but like everything we do at Shambala, it’s the beginning of the conversation and ambition. We’ll be asking in future surveys how many of you have already taken these actions, and/or have been inspired to because of this campaign. We want your feedback on the actions we have suggested, and for new ideas, to evolve the campaign.
You Shambalans are already a brilliant and concientious lot, but there’s always more we can do, and so here’s 10 easy and impactful actions to consider to get us going…
TOWARDS NET ZERO
We need to get to net zero emissions to avoid climate catastrophe. Over the past decade, we’ve reduced Shambala’s emissions footprint by around 90%. Here’s three things YOU can easily do to reduce yours:
2. Divest from fossil fuel and world conflict. Choose an ethical bank such as Triodos, which invests in renewable energy, sustainable agriculture and equality. Click here to find out more about Triodos and make the switch!
What we buy and consume shapes the world around us. Here’s three ways to preserve and enhance the ecosystems that support us (and all life):
4. Be an ethical, healthy consumer by choosing non-toxic, ethical products. Learn how to use your spending power to change the world for the better, on the Ethical Consumer website.
5. Plant trees – Support the lungs of our planet and communities in crisis in Malawi through our longterm charity partner, TEMWA. Donating just £1 a month to Temwa will plant 10 trees a year, reducing flooding, protecting homes and helping our planet breathe. Sign up to give £1 a month here.
6. No excuse for single use – Pledge to reduce or go single use plastic free. Our Shambala bottles support RAW Foundation – freeing the world from pointless plastics! You can bag yours here.
MOVEMENTS NEED PEOPLE!
What each of us does really does matter! Our many amazing partners would normally be with us on site, inspiring you on the ground. They can’t do that this year, so check out the amazing campaigns they are running, which need your help….
7. Sign up to be a conscientious objector to Ecocide and help change international law to protect nature. It’s free, easy and takes seconds! Sign the petition here.
8. Join the XR ‘We Want to Live’ rebellion starting on September 1st – or support XR’s campaign for clean air. Find out more and join the rebellion here.
9. Create happiness for the next generation! The Flying Seagull project would normally be entertaining kids in the Playtopia field. Instead they are bringing much needed fun and happiness to kids in European refugee camps. Support them, join them, or let them inspire you to bring happiness to your own communities.
STAY CONNECTED, BE HAPPY & CREATIVE
10. Unleash your creativity for purpose – talk about it, sing about it, write about it or organise your own event to inspire others!
Anchorsong – Resistance.
Written, performed and engineered by Masaaki Yoshida.
Licensed with courtesy from Tru Thoughts Records.
Taken from the album ‘Cohesion’. Purchase the album here.