/ chris schaumann // FridaysForFuture activist
english / german
/ Chris used to be ‘Global Vice President – Digital Marketing’ at Nokia & Microsoft, before retiring in 2015 and since then exploring the world, experiencing the climate crisis first hand and often advising hotels, hostels and startups.
He has been very concerned about the #ClimateCrisis since at least 2005 and since June 2019 he has been helping – with his knowledge – FridaysForFuture and the climate movement full-time (pro-bono).
He’s advising and working with FridaysForFuture Germany in regards to strategy (part of the 2021 election strategy team and Strategy WorkGroup), cooperation, campaigns, social media and special projects, for local groups and internationally…
He also helps to manage the German FFF LinkedIn Page.
His combined (Digital) Marketing knowledge has been passed on to hundreds of activists in the wider Climate Movement through his ‘Digital Climate Communication‘ training among others, at #SoKo, #SMILEForFuture, #WebinareForFuture, OG Berlin, OG Munich, OG Heidelberg, OG Hamburg/NoKo, Berliner ClimateDay, XR ActionWeek Berlin, at the XR National Meeting, www.klimafakten.de, HealthForFuture, CAN – Climate Action Network International, StudentsForFuture and AlKo/GöKo.
Together with www.TogetherForFuture.org he has founded the ‘EngageLab’, Berlin and produced the campaigns ‘15centsForFuture‘‚ 114kForFuture’, 24.04. and 25.09 for www.klima-streik.org (German alliance of over 300 NGOs/Groups/Movements) and many more, which have mobilized hundreds of thousands of adults in Germany for the big global quarterly strikes.
The newest digital campaigns are running here: Zukunft-sichern with topics ranging from Gas, Forrest Dying, Elections, Transport and social climate justice.
Internationally, he helped with the redesign of www.FridaysForFuture.org, the Standard Chartered and the #FightFor1Point5 campaign. On EU-level he assists the FFF Anti-Biomass campaign.
He founded the EngageLab and is member of the international Climate Advocacy Lab and 350’s Global Storytelling Team.
He also engages with the UN, UNESCO, GYBN, IUCN, EU Commission: GreenSpiderNework, CAN, ECF, GSCC, XR, diverse NGOs and other Climate Initiatives…because our House is on Fire! #ClimateCrisis
Follow me on Instagram and find great climate-video-storytelling examples: @ChrisSchau