About People & Planet

People & Planet…


…is the largest student network in Britain campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment.

We’re a student-led movement that empowers young people with the skills, confidence and knowledge they need to make change happen, at home and globally. Over the years, student activists have:

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Founded in 1969, we have over forty years experience of supporting student activism and global citizenship. People & Planet trains and supports over 2000 volunteers in campaigning groups at schools, colleges and universities across Britain. Our campaigns engage and empower over 20,000 young people to take positive action for social and environmental justice each year.

Our cutting-edge campaigns are democratically chosen and implemented by the members of our student network and elected students on our Board of Trustees keep us independent, original and effective.

We have one of the smallest budgets of any national campaigning organisation in the UK yet we consistently punch above our weight in terms of impact and profile. You can join our FAN Club members by giving a small monthly donation to help keep us independent, radical and student-led.

People & Planet’s student-led campaigns and inspiring national events are, for thousands of young people and students each year, the formative experience of active citizenship and campaigning.