Linking academic knowledge to social activism is an important task in achieving an emancipatory approach to scientific research. That is, research informs the researcher about reality and requires that they act upon that knowledge. This is no less important for the social scientist than say an engineer. The difference lies in the different primary object of study and therefore applying knowledge to the social world as opposed to the physical. This is part of breaking down the fact-value dichotomy. In practical terms it means being engaged in society and community and opposing forces that create harm and oppression as well as those creating and spreading false knowledge. Below are links to pages describing some projects and campaigns for raising social ecological awareness and social movements protesting against the tide of environmental destruction with which I have engaged in recent times.
Squatter Movement Barcelona
Degrowth Southern France