Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion is a worldwide movement formed to spark and sustain a spirit of creative rebellion, which will enable much needed changes in our political, economic and social landscape.

They work to transform our society into one that is compassionate, inclusive, sustainable, equitable and connected.

Below are articles relating to the Isle of Wight branch of the movement.

Letter: The climate emergency is very real, and very worrying

David Attenborough

This reader has become an active campaigner over the last six months in the movement calling for action from governments to tackle the causes of climate change and believes more people need to know about the climate emergency.

Thursday, 18th April, 2019 6:39pm

By Julie Hutchison with 11 readers' comments

Marine Protection event will support International Youth Strike this Friday

XR on the beach

Head to Sandown this Friday for this free event organised by climate campaigners and enjoy the Pop-up marine natural history museum.

Monday, 8th April, 2019 4:54pm

By IW Extinction Rebellion

Portsmouth City Council declare Climate Emergency

Supporters in Portsmouth of declaring a Climate emergency

Our neighbours across the water, Portsmouth City Council, have just become one of 49 local authorities in the UK to declare a climate emergency.

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 9:26am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Young Islanders call for ‘Climate Justice’ outside County Hall

Youth Strike 4 Climate Demo - by Liz Cooke

Young Islanders were not deterred by Cllr Hobart's announcement that Isle of Wight council will not declare a climate emergency. They showed their feelings after school outside County Hall last week.

Monday, 18th March, 2019 3:20pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council will not declare a climate emergency due to ‘other priorities’

XRIW Rally Cllr Dave - Vix

The council say it "has other priorities which it wishes to address using the council’s limited financial resources", but Vix Lowthion says the costs to the council would be ‘minimal’ and the impact huge.

Tuesday, 12th March, 2019 12:32pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

‘We need to unite and do as much as we can’, says 11-year-old

iw xr girl in square

A rally outside County Hall will take place on between 3-5pm on Friday 15th March. All are invited to join members of IWXR.

Tuesday, 12th March, 2019 9:20am

By IW Extinction Rebellion with one comment

Isle of Wight children and families invited to join Global Strike 4 Climate

xr iw outside county hall

A rally outside County Hall will take place on between 3-5pm on Friday 15th March. All are invited to join members of IWXR.

Wednesday, 6th March, 2019 4:18pm

By IW Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion IW campaigners gather for second day of action

XRIW Rally

Organisers say around 300 people gathered in Newport for the second Extinction Rebellion day of action last weekend. They emailed all councillors this morning .. details within.

Monday, 4th March, 2019 6:56pm

By IW Extinction Rebellion

Day of action focuses on impact rising temperatures have on ‘delicate ecosystems’

XR18 - Vix Lowthion 2

The unseasonable temperatures we've been experiencing in the last couple of weeks could be an indication of the impact of climate change and will certainly have an effect on hibernating animals and insects.

Thursday, 28th February, 2019 10:30am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight climate campaigners plan even bigger gathering next month

Extinction rebellion march

Isle of Wight climate campaigners are preparing for an even bigger gathering of Islanders in the centre of Newport for a day of action next month. Details within.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 9:10am

By IW Extinction Rebellion

Letter: Why has Southern Vectis refused £1 bus fare for day of climate change marches?

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Southern Vectis were asked to offer a reduced £1 bus fare on the day of Isle of Wight climate change marches in order to encourage residents to take the bus rather than drive to take part. According to this reader they refused.

Tuesday, 5th February, 2019 6:56pm

By Concerned Citizen with 4 readers' comments

Petition calls for Isle of Wight council to follow others and declare ‘climate emergency’

Extinction rebellion march

Councils around the country are signing up to declare a 'climate emergency' and pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030. If this petition from a concerned citizen attracts more than 2,500 signatures it can be debated in the IW council chamber. Links within.

Friday, 25th January, 2019 11:48am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments