Welcome to Extinction Rebellion Hammersmith & Fulham; thanks for being here. If you are concerned about the Climate and Ecological Emergency then you’re in the right place. GET IN TOUCH email@example.com or through WhatsApp
Want to know more about Extinction Rebellion, what we stand for and what we are asking for?
Extinction Rebellion is now just over 3 years old. The first big rebellion was in April 2019. XR came into being and became a significant pressure group in part in response to the IPCC report published in 2018. The warnings in that report were stark. They led pretty directly to the government and most councils across the country declaring 'Climate and Ecological Emergencies' You can see the H&F one here. What that's actually meant in practice across the last 3 years is quite depressing. Even with COVID and the world's economies slowlng down we are now burning through fossil fuels faster than ever and heading faster than ever for disaster. So sadly XR is necessary more than ever. The IPCC has just published its latest report - read it here. Meanwhile watch this video for the key points and what we might be heading for..
XRHF meets every Tuesday evening. We have plenty to discuss, we will be continuing to develop and work on our actions on air pollution across the borough (and working with other boroughs), we will be discussing how we can put pressure on the newly (re)elected Council to make sure they deliver (and more) on their Climate pledges and we will also be discussing how we can contribute to the planned XR summer rebellion. Please come along and join us.
Our Lady of Fatima Parish Centre (Church Hall), Commonwealth Avenue, White City, W12 7QR. NB: not the church itself, the centre. 8pm.
The Climate Clock shows two numbers. The first, in red, is a timer, counting down how long it will take, at current rates of emissions, to burn through our “carbon budget” — the amount of CO2 that can still be released into the atmosphere while limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. This is our deadline. The second number is our lifeline. We have to get the second number to 100% before the first one gets to zero.
You can join in with XR in many different ways – as well as local groups (like Hammersmith & Fulham) there are different community groups and other affiliated organisations. Within H&F we organise ourselves into Working Groups and communicate mainly though WhatsApp groups. The easiest way to start this is to join the Announcements WhatsApp group (contact us if you would like to join) which is where messages about various things are posted. If you want an overview of what XR is all about - have a look at this video.
Our movement is based on science. The science behind the Climate and Ecological Emergency is unequivocal. There is a disaster looming, and it is of our making. If you want to know more, look at the information here.
not sure how to get involved? have a particular interest? there's something for everyone
We meet every Tuesday from 8-9pm, in person and on zoom. Up to date information and any zoom links will be posted here and on the What's App Announcements group. Usually there's a whole group meeting before splitting into smaller focussed groups. Come along and see what happens - no commitment!
XRHF is focussing on the issue of Air Pollution in our borough, the awful effects on all our health and trying to put pressure on the local council to reduce polluting vehicles. We have a fantastic local resource in Imperial College, we are planning different actions over the coming months. Join us to find out more.
XRHF has been involved in a number of different actions in London and across the country. Protesting about the advertising and PR industries, at government departments, at big polluters and more! We are now planning the summer Rebellion ..... Join us to find out what's planned.
Government (and media) must tell the truth about the climate and ecological emergency (CEE), must include telling the truth about plant-based food system. Animal Rebellion recognizes that one cannot speak about the CEE without openly talking about the impacts of animal agriculture on the planet, including but not limited to: deforestation, ocean dead-zones, biodiversity loss and air pollution.
Check out the Animal Rebellion site and find out more. Animal Rebellion is affiliated to XR
🔥 The climate and ecological emergency is still getting worse. Racism and exploitation of poorer nations is still rife. Most of our ‘free’ press is still captive to the will of a few billionaires.
☠️ We cannot halt any of these crises without changing the economic system that fuels them.
There are lots of ways you can help