What people say about us
Naomi Klein, journalist and author of ‘No Logo’, said
People & Planet campaigns forced some of the most powerful corporations in the world to take notice. With the student population changing every year, People & Planet also provides much needed continuity and stability for progressive voices on university campuses, and links students to broader, cross generational movements for social and economic justice.
David Babbs, director of 38 Degrees, said
People & Planet was where I learnt how to campaign. I’m still using skills and insights I got whilst I was in P&P every day. I probably wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing now if I hadn’t got involved with People & Planet.
Institute of Education consultant Douglas Bourn said
Throughout all of the discussions with staff in the Colleges there was constant praise and admiration for the work of People & Planet. They were seen as professional, well organised and had an ability to know the right level and approach to take be it training sessions with tutors or workshops with students.
Funder Matthew Smearing from the Barings Foundation, said
People & Planet is a wonderful organisation - full of passion, commitment and enthusiasm - qualities that have come through in the work that we have done with People & Planet both as a funder and a collaborator on policy work. You often meet people and find that their first connection with campaigning work was as a member of a People & Planet or formerly a Third World First group. That is the organisation’s ultimate legacy; generations of people who are shamed by the problems that diminish our society and who say to themselves ‘this is unacceptable and I can do something about it.’
Joanna Russell, student at Aberdeen, said:
Since joining the committee I have grown as a person and developed ideas and beliefs that I never knew I felt so strongly about. I have become very active on and around campus. I no longer sleep all day and continually find myself involved in stimulating conversation about real world issues. I believe that every student should do something they feel strongly and passionately about, making university the best years of our lives.
Read more testimonies from students on our activist blog