XR Dacorum

Extinction Rebellion


Extinction Rebellion is a non violent civil disobedience 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.

 Here’s the science that inspires us to action.

Goals And Objectives

We act in accordance with XR principles, both locally and in London and around. We aim to:

  • Be visible in the community to educate and remind the public that this is a Climate and Ecological Emergency, with public talks and films as well as actions
  • Support national campaigns and Rebellions
  • Liaise with XR Tring, Chesham and St Albans and the South East generally to be more effective
  • Provide training and generate affinity groups for direct action
  • Support and encourage one another
  • Encourage Dacorum Borough Council, Herts CC and town councils to take the necessary actions to reduce their carbon footprints and support biodiversity locally
  • Keep one another informed and inspired

Our Three Demands:

  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. Go Beyond Politics

    Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.

XR Dacorum so far:

Performed some street theatre in Hemel and Berkhamsted: Climate Wedding

Campaigned successfully for both DBC and Berkhamsted Town Council to declare a Climate Emergency

Asked DBC for a Citizens’ Assembly (unsuccessfully)

Engaged in stickering and postering locally

XR Dacorum at The Forum

Conducted two funerals for lost species and staged two die-ins

Blocked Buncefield Fuel Depot for 6 hours

Sue No going back week 5

Been a presence on Berko high street for No Going Back and Build Back Better

Shown Heading for Extinction and What to Do about It

Emily Grossman

Hosted a public talk on climate science by Dr Emily Grossman

Supported actions by XR Tring, Chesham, Luton and St Albans

Sue and Rebecca XR Luton
Red Rebels on Berkhamsted High Street

Formed a Red Rebel band

Formed an XR Grandparents group for THEIR PRESENT, OUR FUTURE

XR Grandparents Outside Berkhamsted Civic Centre
XR action Broxbourne

Helped to blockade Newprinters in Broxbourne (three of our members took part)

Supported those of our rebels who have been arrested

XR plea hearing day Sue with Graham Philippa Leslie

Campaigned creatively and by email with NO MOW DACORUM

...and we've hosted NVDA Training