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Design Ideas for Actions

Creative and practical elements to add to your action designs

Introduction to Design Elements

These design elements have been collated from ideas from the UK Creative Circle and gathered from...

Design Elements Index

Index of the action design elements, grouped in categories to help you find what you need. Some i...

Design Elements

The long list of elements to include in your action design. See the index above for inspiration.

Activities for Children

Idea for activities Letter Writing to activists in prison: Create some letter writing templates f...

Banner Drop ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ

Banner Drop Briefing Join the Banner Drop Telegram group here Choosing the right location for yo...

Banners, Placards, Leaflets

Banners, placards and leaflets โ€“ a group of rebels can have quite an effect, especially to emplo...

Anti-pesticide garden centre protest

Go dressed as bees to a garden centre or place selling pesticides that kill bees and pollinating ...

Black Smoke

Black smoke โ€“ use black smoke grenades liberally! They work excellently with the CUT THE TIES bra...

Boiling Point

Antonio gutteras has announced that this summer the world is no longer heating but boiling and th...

Burning Ballroom

Ballroom Users Manual DIY Burning Ballroom guide Burning Ballroom video (watch to the end) There...

Canary in the coalmine

Make a load of canaries similar method to owl template / dress as human canary make a giant cana...

Chalk for the Planet ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ

Grab some colourful chalks and draw images or write messages about the climate crisis. Chalking c...

Climate Crisis Quiz

This interactive quiz is designed to engage the public in thinking about the climate and ecologic...

Climate Dildo by Rainbow Rebellion ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ

Rainbow Rebellion created a papier mache climate dildo. It is fully transportable and on wheels, ...

Climate Theatre Show

Make your own theatre production with puppets or the children as actors. This could involve clima...

CORPRATS

CorpRats are a pantomime mirror designed to reflect the ugliness and cruelty of putting profit ...

Crime Scenes

Crime scenes โ€“ another great theatrical way to get your message across. Best used for targets who...

Delaying tactics ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ

Delaying tactics - methods that require specialist police teams e.g. height removal, among others.

Die In ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ

A die-in is a peaceful, non-violent protest wherein participants lie on the ground for a specifie...

Dirty Greenwashing lines

Dirty Greenwashing lines โ€“ can work well with the Dirty Scrubbers but also on their own as an ea...

Dirty Scrubbers

For anyone wanting to perform DIRTY SCRUBBERS How to be a Dirty Scrubber document The dirty scrub...

Discobedience

Discobedience is a flash mob action that can be done in a public place for maximum impact. โ€œStayi...

Fake Coal

Edible fake coal Homemade Christmas Coal recipe Versions that can be thrown safely Sponges and t...

Fake Historical Plaques ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ

This action is a clever play on plaques that show where famous people have lived. A similar desi...

Fake Newspapers ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ

This is a perfect example of how you can do a creative action with very simple props, such as cha...

Fake Oil Recipe

Fake oil โ€“ whether itโ€™s sprayed, poured or used in as yet unthought up ways, fake oil is great fo...

Flotilla

A series of hand made boats on sticks raised above crowd and surrounded by sick and dying fish /...

Laughtivism - Clowning

Laughtivism โ€“ Creating funny actions that poke fun at the target are a fantastic way to bring peo...

Mock Lock On

Make a paper chain and mock on to something / use a cardboard tunnel to lock on cardboard padlock...

Occupations ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ

Occupations โ€“ great for disrupting the target and the ability of employees to get to work, higher...

Paint the Targets - Chalk Spray ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ

Paint the targets โ€“ in a similar vein to Paint the Streets, cover your target in CUT THE TIES mes...

Paper Boats

This protest was outside The Home Office and was in support of migrant justice and climate refug...

Parliament of Owls

Flock of paper owls on sticks previously appeared at the biodiversity march at The Big One in Apr...

Picnic in the park

Agree on a date. Post an invite to come to an xr picnic on socials. Take a blanket, an XR banner,...

Pram Rebellion ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ

Action Doc: Pram Rebellion, Our Children's Future Pram Rebellion in London Video Telegram group...

Rebellion of One ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ

Rebellion of one โ€“ a solo rebel holding a protest at the chosen target. As simple as holding a pl...

Rebellious Rewilding

Infinite Growth: Now Is Time To Plant A Wildflower Our landscape for action has changed. With dol...

Red Rebels

Red Rebels are an international performance artivist troupe illuminating the global environmental...

Reverse Graffiti

Clean the streets in style and leave a design or message behind! Here is a video we made earlier

Safely stop a large truck or fuel tanker ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ

How to stop and ride a dinosaur ๐Ÿฆ– Action plan and guidance for Surfers, Barnacles, Spotters, Stop...

Ship of Fools / Ship of Hope ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ (Hieronymous Bosch inspiration)

2 Large scale boats - one hideous and horrific filled with oil barrens /Tory ministers / jokers/ ...

TROJAN Fish/caterpillar or other animal ?๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ

A large scale puppet/sculpture that can be made in sections and brought together for a March/prot...

Vegetable Costumes

Protests in veg costumes were made popular at protests by Animal Rebellion. Who could ignore a gr...

Vines

This has been designed as a paint the streets action but was also done during lockdown. This mean...

Wake up Rise up ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ

Raising the alarm on climate emergency (could be expanded for a March/protest or next rebellion)...

We love Tree Huggers

In Response to kier stammers negative outburst โ€œI hate tree huggers!โ€ Turn up at location/march/a...

Yarn Bombing

Yarn bombing is a fun creative project for all those who love to knit or crochet. The possibiliti...