• Plan with us: Public Climate School!

    We, Students For Future Freiburg, want to organize a mega Public Climate School this year, from the 1st to 5th of July on the Platz der Alten Synagoge.
    If you want to join us in creating a diverse program centered around sustainability education and climate justice, come along and join us at our regular meeting every Tuesday, 1.30 pm in Room 3219 (KG III, 2nd floor).🤗💚

    We’re looking forward to meeting you!🥳

  • Public Climate School Winter Semester 2023/24

    +++ Lecture Slides +++

    For those interested, here are the slides for the lectures of the past Public Climate School:

    Hello hello!
    Once again the Public Climate School is right around the corner!

    Join us from November 20th to November 24th for a week of lectures, workshops and discussions, by and with scientists and experts, on the topic of the climate crisis.
    The goal: to raise awareness and educate people about the climate crisis, to talk about importance of fighting for a livable future and to education about sustainable development – in short, Climate Education for all.

    You can find the program here, so grab your friends and mark your calendars.
    We are excited to see you there !

    Click here to find the nationwide events of the Public Climate School.





  • Events in the Upcoming Semester

    Events in the Upcoming Semester

    The new semester starts soon – and it comes with many opportunities for you to join us!

    No matter if you are new to Freiburg or have been here for a while: Just drop by 🙂

    Rave The Rempart

    Rave the Rempart goes into a new round for the new semester.
    We are still fighting for a car-free Rempartstraße. Space for bicycles, space for people, no space for cars.
    On October 12, it’s all happening again on Rempartstraße from refectory time until the evening. We’ll have great beats again and in the evening the Weltbildhauer*innen will provide a good atmosphere on Rempartstraße. There will also be a small handicraft offer and delicious vegan waffles.
    Come by, sign our petition and bring all your friends.

    Where? Rempartstraße
    When? Thursday, October 12th, 11:30 am to 7 pm
    What? Dance demonstration with rave music and more

    Open Plenum

    Wednesday, October 18th at 6pm, there’s an open plenum especially for those that are new and interested in seeing what we do.

    Everybody who wants to is welcome! We all get to know each other, give a little insight into the structures and are available for any questions. There will be drinks and cake. You don’t need to bring anything except a sweater for the evening when it gets colder.
    We are looking forward to seeing you!

    Where? Seebühne, Seepark
    When? Wednesday, October 18th starting 18 Uhr
    What? Open Plenum for those who want to join

    Important: If it rains, we’ll find an alternative and inform you via Instagram.

    Public Climate School

    Public Climate School is a week-long program bringing more climate education to schools and universities. More info to come!

    Wo? Different Places at the university and in the inner city
    When? November 20th to 24th
    What? Lectures, Workshops, … more info to come!

    Also: Every Wednesday 8 p.m. Plenum at the AStA, Belfortstr. 24!

  • Climate protection is not a crime – thank you for being so many!

    “I have been appalled for days.” an activist of the Last Generation begins her speech, speaking from the heart of many of those present.

    About 250 people came to the spontaneously organized rally, more than we could have hoped for.

    Less than 48 hours before, the Bavarian public prosecutor’s office was responsible for searching the apartments of activists throughout Germany, blocking accounts and “confiscating” the website and communication channels, i.e. censoring them from the public. Immediately afterwards, people who wanted to access the website letztegeneration.de were informed by the public prosecutor’s office that the group is a criminal organization and that anyone who participates or donates is liable to prosecution.

    “Did I miss a court ruling?”

    No, but the question posed in another speech seems legitimate: Since when, in a constitutional state, does the public prosecutor’s office pronounce judgments, decide for itself whether a crime has been committed, without even having opened a court case? After an hour, the aforementioned notice disappears again, of course without justification or apology from the responsible persons. Just a mistake?!
    The mood on the square of the Old Synagogue in Freiburg’s city center is horrified. Repressions against the climate justice movement, state persecution and bourgeois-media disparagement of activists are frustratingly familiar to most here, but the new quality is nevertheless appalling. From insults (“completely crazy”, Olaf Scholz in front of students) to completely disproportionate prison sentences of several months for sitting on the street for a few minutes to house searches like terrorists, which obviously do not serve to gain knowledge but only to intimidate – seen positively it becomes clear: the powerful are afraid!

    We would like to thank from the bottom of our hearts all the people who stood with us yesterday against these perfidious tactics, who came in such large numbers despite the short-term mobilization.

    As Students For Future, we choose different forms of protest than the activists of Last Generation. However, the whole climate justice movement is united by the concern and the will to fight peacefully for a future worth living with all our efforts, which is why we stand in unbroken solidarity with them.

    The climate justice movement will not be divided – CLIMATE PROTECTION IS NOT A CRIME

    In the gallery you can find some pictures of the demonstration and the protest march, which was formed after the end of our rally without our participation by brave and committed people.

    Kundgebung auf dem Platz der Alten Synagoge, etwa 250 Menschen stehen im Kreis auf dem Platz, einige Menschen tragen eine orange Weste und eine große Fridays For Future Flagge weht

    The past has shown that civil resistance works – the women’s rights movement, the anti-apartheid movement – here and now is the moment to show once again that together we can do great things!
    Together, let’s show the government that we refuse to sit still and accept our fate in silence and resignation in the face of increasing water scarcity and heat.
    Let’s show the government that we will take them at their word when they enshrine the protection of our livelihoods in the Constitution.
    The success of past protest movements and current science are on our side.

    Quote from Sina, activist at the Last Generation, in their speech at the rally (translated)
    Die Aktivist*innen des Protestmarsches verlassen die Straße und laufen unter einer Fußgängerbrücke hindurch in den Stadtgarten. Im Hintergrund ist der Turm des Freiburger Münster zu sehen

    Thanks to Georg from Students For Future for the photos, Sina and Zoe from Last Generation for the speech quotes!

  • Next Global Climate Strike: March 3, 2023!

    On Friday, March 3, 2023, people around the world will again take to the streets to demonstrate for climate justice policies!
    Despite a new government under Olaf Scholz, who put up posters claiming “Chancellor for Climate Protection” during the election campaign, the current German government will also once again fail miserably to meet its own targets of emitting fewer greenhouse gases.
    While parts of the government dream of making it easier to rebuild highways in the future and it suddenly seems necessary as a matter of course to ramp up coal-fired power plants and build new liquefied natural gas terminals, countless people in the global South, but increasingly also in Europe and Germany, are already suffering the consequences of the climate catastrophe.
    At the same time, new evidence shows that even the goals of the Paris climate agreement will only be enough to prevent global tipping points from occurring if we are very lucky. These tipping points have the potential to trigger a chain reaction that will change our environment in a way that life on large parts of the Earth’s surface will no longer be possible!
    In these times we stand resolutely against a “business as usual”, against naive belief in technology and fatalistic blindness.
    Join us and come to the square of the old synagogue in the center of Freiburg on March 3rd at 12 o’clock!
    We are here, we are loud – BECAUSE YOU ARE STEALING OUR FUTURE!

    Not in Freiburg? Check the nationwide map for a strike near you!

  • House searches at activists of the Uprising of the Last Generation

    We publish here our press release from 13.12.2022, in which we show our solidarity with the activists whose apartments were searched in order to intimidate them and to stop their activism for a livable future.

    For more info, listen to the interview Radio Dreyeckland did with us (in German).

    Nationwide house searches at activists of the Uprising of the Last Generation
    Statement and solidarity of the Students For Future Freiburg

    According to media reports, apartments of eleven activists of the Uprising of the Last Generation were searched throughout Germany. In the process, electronic devices were confiscated by the police.

    Due to the failures of past and present governments, humanity is currently facing the worst and most dangerous crisis of its existence. As leading scientists point out, the next three years will determine whether the crossing of irreversible tipping points in the climate crisis can be prevented, and thus how many billions of people will be affected by existential suffering.

    In this situation, activists of the “Uprising of the Last Generation” (“Aufstand der Letzten Generation) have been calling on the government to act for about a year through actions of civil disobedience, a form of democratic protest as practiced, for example, by the civil rights movement and in the early days of today’s green party (“Bündnis 90/Die Grünen). The concrete demands always consist of measures that are easy and quick to implement, have great support among the population and can efficiently curb greenhouse gas emissions. Currently, for example, the group is calling for a speed limit on highways, which according to calculations by the German Federal Environment Agency would save several million tons of carbon dioxide per year.

    At five o’clock in the morning, the peace and security of eleven activists’s homes were disturbed by the police and the question remains, what they looked for. Especially since the activists always publicly committed their actions and documented them as well as stand by their activism with face and name, the impression arises that the searches were ultimately intended less to gain knowledge and more to intimidate the activists by the state.

    The Freiburg chapter of Students For Future, a worldwide climate justice movement of students and young adults, therefore clearly expresses its solidarity with those affected and condemns the encroaching and morally reprehensible actions of the police. In this context, Meret Knichel from Students For Future Freiburg says: “We urgently appeal to the security authorities to become aware of their actual task: This is to protect the citizens of this country and not to take action against them in order to satisfy government interests and right-wing conservative to right-wing extremist narratives and the desire for revenge of the tabloid press.” Benedikt Wolf adds “Those who commit crimes against all humanity and literally walk over corpses sit in their bosses’ chairs and in the lobbies of parliaments, not in the homes of activists!”.

  • Soliarity with Genug ist Genug (“Enough is Enough”) Freiburg

    The activist group Genug ist Genug Freiburg (“Enough is Enough Freiburg”) calls for solidarity in dealing with the current inflation and energy crisis. As a group fighting for a social-ecological transformation, the Students For Future Freiburg show solidarity with the action alliance.
    The current crisis is neither a coincidence nor a force of nature: we are experiencing a fossil crisis, i.e. a crisis that is due to our dependence on fossil energies such as coal and gas and the growth compulsion of our current economic system.
    With price increases and the threat of not being able to pay for food and heating bills, those who have been suffering the effects of the system for decades are now suffering again from the current crisis: People who work in low-paid but system-relevant jobs as well as people who are disadvantaged in our society because of illnesses, disabilities or discrimination.

    Enough is enough!

    This refers not only to the fact that we are fed up with living in a system that exploits people and nature for the profit of a few, but also that there is enough for everyone – if we distribute it fairly and use natural resources responsibly.
    Therefore, we join the demands of the alliance, such as taxing the super-rich, helping people with low incomes and promoting sustainable mobility and energy production.

    The Students For Future Freiburg call to participate
    in the demonstration on December 10 at 12 pm
    at the Square of the Old Synagogue (Platz der Alten Synagoge) in downtown Freiburg!

  • Public Climate School Winter Semester 2022/23

    It’s almost time: the Public Climate School is back!

    The motto: “Climate Education for All”
    The goal: to bring climate education to Germany’s schools and universities.

    In order to join the nationwide movement, Students for Future Freiburg has planned exciting lectures, ranging from “Can We Still Be Saved?” and “The Fate of Carbon Dioxide in the Climate System”.

    Regardless of whether you are a pupil, student or an interested person, you are welcome to join us for thought-provoking lectures.

    Click here for the nationwide offers.

    Please note: It is possible that there may be short term changes. Therefore, we recommend that you either check back here shortly before the event, subscribe to the newsletter or follow Students for Future Freiburg on Instagram!


    VW-Initiative Stop Trinity

    When? Tuesday, November 8th, 18 o’clock

    Where? AstA, Belfortstr. 24

    The Fate of Carbon Dioxide in the Climate System

    When? Thursay, November 10th., 12:15 – 13 o’clock
    Where? HS3219, Kollegiengebäude III
    Who? Prof. Christen, Environmental Meteorologist

    Can We Still Be Saved? – Tipping Points in Climate Change

    When? Friday, November 11th, 10 – 12 a.m.
    Where? HS1009, Kollegiengebäude I
    Who? Prof. Schindler, Environmental Meteorologist

    The global warming caused by man-made climate change is altering the basic geophysical state of Earth and its ecosystems. It can and must be assumed that, through this increased warming, the possibilities of mankind to adapt to these changes are steadily decreasing.

    The risk of being exposed to uncontrollable changes is increasing. Further, these uncontrollable changes in the climate are associated with a large number of climate-physical tipping points which could further trigger the rapid warming of the Earth.

    So-called social tipping points [soziale Kippelemente] are considered to be an important means of inducing disruptive climate conservation actions; they could be a major contributor to the much-needed mitigation of current climatic changes. With respect to the short timeline remaining to achieve the climate conservation goals defined by the global community, one of the key questions is whether and/or how the social tipping points can be triggered.

  • Orientation Week Winter Semester 2022/23

    Are you new to Freiburg and looking to meet cool people, maybe even people engaged in politics, climate and sustainability?
    Or were you active in the climate movement at home and want to continue with activism and need a place/connection to do this?
    Or maybe you just have too much time on your hands and want to try something new?

    We, the Students for Future Freiburg, welcome you and invite you to come to some some fun events – from dancing in the street, to a clothes swap or our weekly meeting (Wednesday, 20h, Belfortstraße 24) – each is a chance to meet new people.
    Come by and join us! We are so excited to get to know you 🙂

    (And as a bonus, we are students from all different faculties – so we are also the answers to some of the questions that you may have in the first few weeks of Uni)

    Thursday, October 6th, Workshop: Civil Disobedience

    This Thursday, for an early start to orientation week, the workshop „Civil Disobedience in Climate Activism“ will take place, starting at 11:15 am, then again at 2:30 pm. The workshop will be about 1.5 hours long and in German.

    Monday, October 10th: 100 days of Climate Camp in Freiburg

    Orientation week starts on a special day: October 10th is the hundredth day of the climate camp on the city hall square in the inner city of Freiburg. Join us for fun festivities (more details to come soon!)

    Tuesday, October 11th: Rave The Rempart (12:30 – 6 pm)

    Contrary to its original announcement, the city administration has lifted the one-way street regulation in Rempartstraße, the street in front of the Mensa in the city centre.
    This cannot stay!
    That’s why we are once again dancing, together with Greenpeace, on Rempartstraße – we want to show that streets are there for everyone – and much nicer without cars.
    In the long run, we want Rempartstraße to become completely car-free. You can further support our demands with https://www.change.org/p/rempartstra%C3%9Fe-autofrei.

    Saturday, October 15th: Exchange Market on the Rempartstraße (11 am – 3 pm)

    The Rempartstraße is the centre of student life in Freiburg. Between the university library, KG I, II and III and the Rempartmensa, several thousand students use the street every day.

    Despite all this the city has decided to reverse the one-way street decision, opening traffic up in both directions. This despite the fact that it is clear that more cars on the streets equal more accidents.

    This is why, we, Students for Future Freiburg, together with Greenpeace Freiburg, want to show what the space could be used for if there were fewer or no cars on the street. In addition to regular raves, we are organising a swap party on 15.10. from 11 am to 3 pm. You can swap all kinds of clothes, plants, books and much more. Bring what you don’t need any more, so that someone else can enjoy it!

    Come by! We look forward to seeing you!

    To note: Open Plenary (Meeting) at the Seepark (October 26th, 6 pm)

  • Global Strike, Friday September 23

    Global Strike, Friday September 23

    Next week Friday, September 23rd, Fridays For Future will again take to the streets worldwide!

    Because while we are heading more and more rapidly towards climate catastrophe with each passing day, our government is not prepared to deviate from its continue as it is. Still, the profits of large corporations and the wealth of a few take precedence over the preservation of our livelihoods – this must not continue!
    That is why we all demand together:


    We start at 11 o’clock on the square of the old synagogue (Platz der Alten Synagoge).

    Bring your friends, fellow students, acquaintances and family and be loud together with us!