Good Activism and Bad Activism

David Babbs says good activism is coming together and achieving impact in the world and impact on people. Bad activism achieves neither. Tools are secondary.


David Babbs, Executive Director, 38 Degrees

David Babbs is the executive director of 38 Degrees, a community of over 700,000 UK citizens who use the internet to organise campaigns on the issues that matter to them. Most recently, 38 Degrees members helped stop the privatisation of England's forests. David previously worked as Head of Activism at Friends of the Earth where he led the mobilisation for the Big Ask campaign, which achieved the world’s first Climate Change Law with binding targets. He’s previously worked on campaigns on poverty, refugee rights, and social housing.

by David Babbs published Mar 21, 2011,