Join the Snail Trail
Interested in collaborating with us?
Awesome. We’d love to have you on board. We’re always on the look for new folks to learn from and build this movement with. If you’re interested in being involved, there are a few ways to do so.
Note: we are an informal, volunteer-run activist collective; we do not offer any formal jobs or internships at this time.
Keep in touch.
For the lightest level of involvement, sign up for our newsletter! Simply enter your email at the bottom of this page.
Start the degrowth conversation.
Read about degrowth. Talk about degrowth. Ask about degrowth. Bring it up, again and again and again. Not just to your friends, to your family (though this is great too). Talk to your boss about your company prioritizing something other than profits. Call your congress-person and ask how much value they actually added to the wellbeing of people and planet with that latest tax cut. Be the annoying voice in everyone’s ear saying: Growth is unsustainable. Growth is not prosperity. Growth is not happiness.
Host a teach-in, discussion group or degrowth festival in your city.
This is a movement that makes sense to so many people, and bringing more and more people into the conversation can be one of the most crucial factors to changing our values culture and making degrowth a reality.
There are no rules about who can be a degrowther — if you believe in the movement and its values, then it’s yours.
So go forth, and proliferate the degrowth conversation some more. If you’d like help on starting a discussion group or organizing a degrowth event, get in touch with us!
Organize with us.
If you’re really into what we’re doing and want to be a part of the core organizing team, we’d love to hear from you. Click through our existing working groups and see if you’d like to be involved in any of them, or propose one of your own! The easiest way to get in touch with us is via email. We don’t bite.
Some particular things we’re looking for help on going forward (but feel free to do whatever speaks to you):
Data security, social media, event organizing, proliferating local discussion groups, creating a degrowth toolkit
Note a few things about our Organizing Structure:
DegrowUS is internally structured like this: Everyone is President.
We believe that a just and democratic world can only be born from a just and democratic movement. We are committed to maintaining horizontality, direct democracy, and the empowerment of systemically disenfranchised voices within our collective.
Along with this, we act based on the following frameworks:
The do-ocracy: our goal is to utilize the strengths, interests and passions of those organizing with us in line with the needs of our communities. Rather than some members proscribing certain strategies and tactics that must be accomplished (so often by other members), we choose for our collective actions to emerge based on the decisions and energy of our individual organizers.
In a nutshell: If you think we should do it, then do it.
The pluriverse: in keeping with the multitude of needs within our communities, we operate assuming a multitude of strategies, tactics and focuses can be impactful. What works for someone may not work for someone else, and what falls flat in one community may revolutionize another.
In another nutshell: Just because it worked somewhere doesn’t mean it will work everywhere. Just because it doesn’t work everywhere doesn’t mean it won’t work somewhere.