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.

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

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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

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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’

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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

Leader of council’s confused response to question on carbon neutrality commitment

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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

Climate Emergency rally calls for ‘positive change for the common good’: Photos and Video

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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

Islanders to come together at climate change rally and march in Newport

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If you are concerned about the impact of climate change on the planet, or want to find out more about it, you're invited to a rally and march in Newport on Saturday. Details within.

Friday, 11th January, 2019 9:24am

By Mike Stout

Extinction Rebellion rally aims to put climate change at top of the political agenda

extinction rebellion march in November 2018 by Julia Hawkins

A march through Newport and rally is planned to raise awareness for Extinction Rebellion - a new movement that sets out to place climate change at the top of the political agenda.

Thursday, 3rd January, 2019 9:41am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Climate Coalition can help inform you on effects of global warming

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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