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.

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People on march for Extinction Rebellion

If you've been on a climate emergency march or are involved in environmental protection on the Island, Extinction Rebellion urge you to sign up to their newsletter to stay in touch with upcoming events and marches.

Friday, 9th August, 2019 9:41am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Extinction Rebellion to hold strategy meeting this Sunday – all welcome

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The plan is to discuss strategy, form working groups and consider creating smaller affinity groups. All welcome.

Thursday, 1st August, 2019 4:24pm

By IW Extinction Rebellion with one comment

Portsmouth City Council promise extra money and resources to tackle climate change

green smilies

The Portsmouth City Council leader said they were happy to "work with anybody and everybody on this".

Thursday, 25th July, 2019 10:37am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight council called on to declare a Climate Emergency this week

climate emergency banner by chris jones of chemical garden

Will the IWC Conservative administration switch their previous refusal to acceptance now UK Government has declared a climate emergency?

Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019 11:41am

By Vix Lowthion with 6 readers' comments

Inspirational peace activist explores global dangers and people’s actions to prevent nuclear and climate catastrophe

CND rally in London

In what is promised to be a fascinating talk, inspirational peace activist and international speaker, Dr Rebecca Johnson, will explore global dangers and people's actions to prevent nuclear and climate catastrophe.

Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 5:55pm

By Feature Writer

Climate change campaigners to take to the streets of Newport

Islanders protesting at climate march

Those wishing to take part or find out more should meet in St Thomas’s Square, Newport from 12.30pm.

Friday, 3rd May, 2019 4:56pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Cross-party call for Isle of Wight council to declare a Climate Emergency and reduce carbon emissions

climate emergency banner by chris jones of chemical garden

A motion led by Green councillor, Michael Lilley - to be seconded by Conservative councillor - is calling on the Isle of Wight council to commit to urgent action to reduce carbon emissions on the Island.

Thursday, 2nd May, 2019 9:49am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Peaceful protest against the climate crisis coming to the streets of Newport

Older man with banner at extinction rebellion

Members of Extinction Rebellion are calling on others to join them on Saturday in Newport for a peaceful protest against the climate crisis.

Monday, 29th April, 2019 6:55am

By IW Extinction Rebellion with 2 readers' comments

‘Climate extinction, emergency everything’ is ‘un-evidenced’ says Isle of Wight council leader, Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart

Leader of the Isle of Wight council, Dave Stewart, says he's "done some research" on the IPCC special climate emergency report but believes the ‘climate extinction, emergency everything’ position is "un-evidenced".

Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019 4:51pm

By Sally Perry with 30 readers' comments

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 15 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