the Time to act is now!

Rebel for life
Extinction Rebellion is a non violent civil disobediance movement formed in May 2018 by a group of academics and launched by Roger Hallam, Gail Bradbrook and others in October 2018. XR wants to rally support worldwide around a common sense of urgency to tackle climate breakdown.

XR Chesham

We are a local group of rebels wanting a future for our children and our planet!  We'll be getting involved in local actions and the national protests, generally  making a nuisance of ourselves until the govenment takes the action needed to save our planet, our environment  and all our futures!

Climate Talk

XR Chesham Action 29th August 2020

Who Are The Real Pirates?
Our art instlation hilighting the dangers of climate change on our water supplies and environment. Our crew snuck down under the cover of darkness in the early hours of Saturday morning to assemble the Pirate ship HMS Rebellion and pronounce our verdict on the real climate pirates. please watch the video.

XR CHESHAM: VISION, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 

OUR VISION
 
A sustainable world for future generations, free from the exploitation of people and nature 

aims

OBJECTIVES

1.Tackle big systems change 

understanding the climate crisis flyer

Actions to reduce fossil fuel use and investment
Actions to reduce CO2 use and investment
Support global actions/national and international rebellions and global climate strikes
Target multinationals in Chesham (Barclays/ Shell/Boots/Sainsburyโ€™s etc)
Push leadership for solutions: government, local government, businesses, trade unions
Target the big polluters
Pushing for green recovery/global justice
Up to and including NVDA

2. Engage and reach out to local community

understanding the climate crisis flyer

Show another world is possible
Persuade people to do one thing- small actions to further our vision
Make messages relevant to our town
Positive local events (eg the plant swap)
Up to and including NVDA
Wellbeing for the town and community
Some spontaneity in planning these events


3. Communicate the truth

understanding the climate crisis flyer

Educate- variety of platforms
Mobilise people to action
Strong messaging- connect ALL actions to our messages
Share information/ knowledge/ fact checks/leafletting/ flyposting/graffiti/ paint the streets etc
Connect ALL actions to message
Share news of our actions
Social media
Local press
(Talks on bandstand?)
Be loud and proud as XR!


4. Build partnerships


Be inclusive
Youth climate group
Black Lives Matter
Other environmental groups
Small independent businesses
Join othersโ€™ actions (eg Black Lives Matter and BP or not BP protests)
Trade unions
Other XR groups

5. Sustain and support each other



Recognise strengths/ challenges. (Some comfortable with disruption/NVDA/ some not)
Everyone needs time in and out of groups/meetings
Sharing the work
Recognise limits as a group and individuals
Wellbeing/ social events and meetings
Inclusive (range of) communication to keep everyone informed
Allow free speech and debate; acceptance of differing views

XR Chesham Action sunday 17th May

Regen walks


Due to coronavirus, sadly, all regen walks including Guided Wildlife walk on 26 April 2020 and Sharing Circles scheduled are now on hold.
We are considering holding Sharing Circles on Zoom if there is sufficient interest, please let Fiona know on regen@xrchesham.co.uk.
Please continue to check the XR Chesham website for updates


CALLING ALL TREE PROTECTORS.


 MONDAY 3rd February onwards. 
๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’š
HS2 will commence extensive tree felling and wet woodland clearance in denham country park. 
Bridges and roads will go in across our precious chalk stream and across the wet woodland. 
Water Voles, kingfisher, European eels, 12 protected species of bats, red listed willow tits, and over 2000 species of flora and fauna live in the ancient alluvial forest habitat. 
We need your help to save it from irreversible decimation. 
Please come and stand for the trees. From 8am (or earlier if you can) Monday morning. 
Denham country park, Buckinghamshire. 
Thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ
#everytreematters #everybodynow

Did you miss the Chesham election hustings?

Watch it here! All our local candidates go head to head on their parties stance on the climate.

Referred to prevent!

Extinction Rebellion
An  article in the guardian about our own Dr Lyn Jenkins and how he was referred to prevent, the governmentโ€™s counter-terrorism programme for joining Extinction Rebellion.



Our demands

Extinction Rebellion is an international apolitical network using non-violent direct action to persuade governments to act on the Climate and Ecological Emergency. 


We have three demands in the UK:


1: Tell the truth

Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.


2: Act Now

Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.

3: Beyond Politics

Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizensโ€™ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.

News from around the net

Important infomation and intresting stories relating to the rebellion and climet change from around the net.


Are we Extremists?

whos boat? our boat!
This is a good read about the think tank report that has been widely quoted in the press labling Extinction Rebellion as a "EXTREMISTS" Organization.
extinction Rebellion
News from the rebellion
All the latest from the XR website.

Doctors support the Rebellion!

Extinction Rebellion Chesham
More than 1,000 doctors including 40 professors, several eminent public health figures and past presidents of royal colleges are calling for widespread nonviolent civil disobedience in the face of the environmental crisis.

A reluctant rebel

Extinction Rebellion Chesham press
An article with our own Victoria Mistry with her reasons for joining the XR protests in Par liament Square.
Click the image to download the article

Extinction Rebellion

Mr Angry Anonymous

Extinction Rebellion Your Amersham
A letter from an Anonymous person  published in Your Amersham magazine in the  July edition. And a reply letter from our own Dr Lyn.

Letters to our mp

Extinction Rebellion
Have a read of some correspondance between us and  Cheryl Gillan

go morrisons!

Morrisons going package free
Removing all plastic packaging from the fruit and veg!

go Waitrose!

waitrose going package free
Package free shopping! Lets hope they roll this out across all their stores soon.

go Sainsbury's!

Sainsbury's going plastic free
First UK Supermarket Chain to Eliminate Plastic From Produce Will Save 1,300 Tons of Plastic From Landfill

If you only watch one thing today, make it this!

cowspricy the facts
the film that environmental organizations don't want you to see!

Just Have a think!

Just have a think!
This is a great youtube channel, loads of useful info about the climate, new tech to combat it and info on IPCC and other political stuff.

updated STATEMENT FROM EXTINCTION REBELLION

Extinction Rebellion Chesham
Regarding the use of drones and other methods not in the sprit of Extinction Rebellion.

Chalk Streams in Crisis

CHALK STREAMS IN CRISIS
Chalk Streams are globally scarce habitats, 85% of the 260 chalk streams in the world are in the UK. The Chilterns Chalk Streams are currently in a very poor state, a combination of climate change and a high level of water abstraction has left us with exceptionally low river levels. Within the Chilterns AONB 60% of the chalk stream habitat is currently dry.

We have recently been informed that a House of Commons debate on theChalk Streams in Crisis dossier has been scheduled for next Monday, 22nd July. For this to have an impact we need to ensure that local MPโ€™s are aware of the issues and that they attend and engage with this debate.  We have contacted all the MPโ€™s with Chilterns chalk streams in their constituency. 
 How can you help?  Contacting your MP about this issue as soon as youโ€™re able as the time scale is very tight
You can find out who your MP is and how to contact them here. There is a standard letter on our website for you to download .
 Spread the word โ€“ please help to raise the profile of the Chalk Streams in Crisis. Look out for our tweets on this @Chilternstreams. Across the Chilterns we are suffering a drought, yet hardly anyone is talking about it. Please help us to change that.

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Events

Bee Hotels

Actions

This is not a drill!

Tish is not a drill extinction rebellion
You've seen the science, joined the rebellion? Now read the book!  Written by a  collection of rebels, their facts, figures and personal stories. Its well worth a read.

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference Greta Thunberg
We can all make a difference! take a leaf out of Greta's book as it were,
If we all stand up and say, "this needs to stop" they will take note, they will have no choice!!

There Is No Planet B!

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference Greta Thunberg
Another great read, full of facts and figures, plenty of ideas on how we can help save our planet. Lots of graphs too if thats what you like and up to date as it came out this year.

Audio recording

talk by Dr Emily Spry and Professor Kate  Jeffery
Of the talk by Dr Emily Spry and Professor Kate  Jeffery on the  11th June. The first few seconds are missing but all the important stuff is there. click on the image to download.

WE HAVE FIVE YEARS TO SAVE OURSELVES FROM CLIMATE CHANGE, HARVARD SCIENTIST SAYS
Arctic ice melting

Video

An  XR Talk from Rodger Hallam. This is a must watch for anyone intrested in whats coming.

The Truth

We are facing an unprecedented global emergency. Life on Earth is in crisis: scientists agree we have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown, and we are in the midst of a mass extinction of our own making.

CLick here to see what the science comunity has to say