All welcome to ‘Heading for Extinction and what to do about it’ talks

If you are considering taking action, or going to London for the October uprising that starts on 7th October, you may want to attend these talks.

extinction rebellion protesters

Julie shares details of these upcoming events. Ed

Extinction Rebellion are hosting talks and training for everybody who want to find out more about the ecological crisis we are currently facing, their demands and preparing for taking action. 

The talk ‘Heading for Extinction and what to do about it’  is being held today (Wednesday) at Newport Unitarian Hall opposite County Hall. Doors open at 5pm and the talk will start at about 5.15pm. 

The talk will also be hosted at Freshwater Memorial Hall on Friday 20th September at 7pm. This talks lasts for approximately 1 hour. 

Non Violent Direct Action
NVDA training is Non Violent Direct Action. This discusses arrest and your rights. If you are considering taking action, or going to London for the October uprising that starts on 7th October, please ensure you come along to this.

NVDA sessions are being held at Trinity Church Hall in Ventnor on Monday 23rd September from 6pm, and at Arreton Community Hall on Saturday 28th September at 10.30am. NVDA sessions last for approximately 3.5 hours. 

Please email [email protected] if you’d like to be booked onto NVDA training as spaces are limited. We will run more sessions when these fill up. 

Please make a donation towards the cost of hire of the hall for these events. 

Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 9:10am



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6 Comments on "All welcome to ‘Heading for Extinction and what to do about it’ talks"

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Non-violent direct ‘action’ near the heart of government seems to be necessary now that we have a government determined to undermine democracy, subsidise fossil fuels while not supporting renewables, and cause habitat destruction here and abroad. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t vote, or write to our MPs – let’s hope Parliament are back soon and democracy restored so that MPs can take action again. If we… Read more »
Jenny Smart

Who sees any sign of change? Added to which with itchy fingers increasingly on the nuclear button all one can hope is one comes back into the next world as a cockroach.

Many politicians are of course one step ahead on that front.


My living memory has noticed change in seasonal temperatures for decades. Weather reports .. breaking top temperatures seemingly every single month. Levels of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere increasing exponentially , polar ice melts accelerating. We all have to deal with this if we want the planet to have a future.

Steve Goodman
Other noticeable changes include no longer having to clear vehicle windscreens of thousands of dead insects during long summer journeys, because we have already killed far too many of them by seriously damaging our environment – and by doing so we threaten to cause a “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems”. That alone should have shocked everyone into doing whatever is needed to halt, and if still possible,… Read more »
Steve Goodman

Another reminder; millions of children and students across the globe have been striking on Fridays: for the climate and our future. They seek our support for the increased action starting on the 20th.

Link on how adults can support young strikers and answer their call to action this September.

Steve Goodman

Today’s action, involving millions of people worldwide – about 5000 protests in 150 countries – is already leading news reports and making politicians pay more attention to what matters most.

11am at St Thomas’ Square Newport, for Island students and supporters.