People & Planet Democracy

People & Planet strives to be student-led by

  • supporting campaigns that our student network has democratically chosen;
  • providing skills training to empower students to run the campaigns of their choice; and
  • have over 50% student representation on our Board of Trustees.

People & Planet believes that to build a truly democratic movement, we’ve got to start from the bottom up.

That’s why all the groups in the People & Planet network have full autonomy on which campaigns they run and how those campaigns are organised. Many groups in the network use consensus-based decision making to make sure that all their members can input on the direction and organisation of their campaigns.

Although most of the groups in the network run at least one campaign that has been democratically chosen at Summer Gathering, you don’t have to run one of those campaigns or be a People & Planet group to get support from us and attend our trainings.

Students are also on our governing body, The Board of Trustees (otherwise know as BoT), overseeing the work that People & Planet does. This ensures the organisation continues to work in the best interest of the network. BoT elections are held every February.