Extinction Rebellion Wellingborough is a local community of people committed to non-violent direct action to challenge the systems of injustice that now threaten our existence.
We are facing an unprecedented global emergency. The Government has failed to protect us. To survive, it’s going to take everything we’ve got.
We have three demands:
1/ The Government must tell the truth about the Climate and wider Ecological Emergency and work alongside the media to communicate with citizens
2/ The Government must enact legally binding policy measures to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2025 and reduce consumption of resources to below half of sustainable levels
3/ A national Citizen’s Assembly to oversee the changes, as part of creating a democracy fit for purpose.
We are protesting to persuade all levels of government to take emergency action on the Climate and Ecological crisis. We have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown, and are in the midst of a mass extinction bigger and faster than the one that killed the dinosaurs. If we continue to ignore the current environmental situation we will experience an unprecedented level of disruption within our lifetimes. We face floods, wildfires, extreme weather, crop failure, mass migration and the breakdown of society.
On Saturday August 17th we rebelled against the Borough Council of Wellingborough. They are one of only a few councils nationwide that have not followed parliament’s lead in declaring a Climate Emergency.
We declared our rebellion on the steps of the council and then proceeded along the roads in a funeral march, before blocking traffic for over an hour.
We received lots of support from local residents and groups who are deeply concerned at the Climate Crisis and dismayed at their council’s lack of action
The time for denial is over. It is time to act.
We hold General Meetings on alternate Tuesday evenings starting at 7:30, in the Queens Head on Broad Green. During these meetings we decide collectively our future activities and discuss our most recent actions. Everyone is welcome.
To find out about what is discussed, you can read the minutes here.