the Time to act is now!
XR Chesham Action 29th August 2020
XR CHESHAM: VISION, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
A sustainable world for future generations, free from the exploitation of people and nature
1.Tackle big systems change
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/Sainsbury’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
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
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
(Talks on bandstand?)
Be loud and proud as XR!
4. Build partnerships
Youth climate group
Black Lives Matter
Other environmental groups
Small independent businesses
Join others’ actions (eg Black Lives Matter and BP or not BP protests)
Other XR groups
5. Sustain and support each other
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
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 email@example.com.
Please continue to check the XR Chesham website for updates
CALLING ALL TREE PROTECTORS.
MONDAY 3rd February onwards.
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 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
Did you miss the Chesham election hustings?
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 Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.
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Chalk Streams in Crisis
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 MP’s are aware of the issues and that they attend and engage with this debate. We have contacted all the MP’s with Chilterns chalk streams in their constituency.
How can you help? Contacting your MP about this issue as soon as you’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 – 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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There Is No Planet B!
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