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.
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.
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
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
Onlookers were left wondering whether the leader of the Isle of Wight council had even read the letter from the 'climate emergency' march last week, when he was asked a question about it at last night's meeting and replied by talking about a different subject.
Thursday, 17th January, 2019 11:05am
By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments
Islanders marched through Newport on Saturday afternoon, raising awareness about the impact of climate change and calling on the Isle of Wight council to join other councils around the country and globe to declare a 'Climate Emergency'.
Monday, 14th January, 2019 11:24am
By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments
The Isle of Wight Climate Coalition are raising awareness of the catastrophic consequences for our planet from the damaging effects of global warming. See them in Newport on Saturday.
Friday, 2nd November, 2018 4:16pm
By Steven Goodman with 3 readers' comments