Extinction Rebellion Brighton Newsletter
9th October 2020
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This week, the Prime Minister, speaking to the Conservative Party Conference, announced "build back greener", a pledge to make the coronavirus pandemic a catalyst for green growth. Yet the government continues to allow the expansion of fossil fuel development.
On Monday XR South East rebels were up at the crack of dawn and successfully 'slow-walked' tankers for roughly 90 minutes whilst on route to the UK Oil & Gas PLC oil production site at Horse Hill.
This is an ongoing protest against the continued expansion of the fossil fuel infrastructure at Horse Hill allowed by both the UK Government and Surrey County Council (SCC).
Council update: Residents are invited to join the climate change conversation
Brighton & Hove City Council declared a climate and biodiversity emergency in 2018 and pledged to become a carbon neutral city by 2030.
Following the first meeting of Brighton & Hove’s climate assembly, the council is inviting residents, visitors to the city, and people who work in Brighton & Hove to be part of the climate conversation.
> Have your say here
Climate at risk from planning changes
The government is proposing a major revision to our planning regulations which will be terrible news for the climate and our environment.
Why? If unopposed, the changes will increase house building while making virtually no provision to make these new homes carbon neutral before criminally-late 2050.
What can you do? Respond to the consultation before 29 October. Make your voice heard. This plan has no place in a climate and ecological emergency.
Join with other local rebels to explore how we can respond to this awful proposal. Email us to get involved.
Introduction to Extinction Rebellion
Tuesday 13th October 7-9pm
Thursday 15th October 7-9pm
Stuck at home because of Covid? Want to do something that makes a difference to the biggest crisis humankind currently faces? Then join this introductory session where you can learn more about what Extinction Rebellion is, what we do, and how you can get involved.
> Details on Facebook
XR Brighton general meeting
Tuesday 13th October, 7-9pm
All welcome. This is a space for sharing, listening, feedback, and questions. Come and hear about the latest XR Brighton news, and learn how you can make a difference.
> Join on Zoom Passcode: 456681
XR Brighton drop-in: Where do I fit in?
Mon 12th, Wed 14th, Thurs 15th, Fri 16th October
All 11:00–14:00 at XR Brighton office
Come along to the XR Brighton office and talk to an experienced member of the group in an open and friendly chat. Find out where your skills can fit in and how you can make the best impact with your time and passion to fight the climate crisis.
Ring the doorbell (opposite the station) at The Brighton Eco Centre, 39-41 Surrey Street BN1 3PB. Please call ahead at 01273 766627 on the day of your visit as we are operating a one-in one-out Covid safe system.
Also come and visit if you want to talk about anything to do with XR Brighton or pick up materials for an event you are planning. If you are new or old to XR we will be happy to chat and help where we can.
> Further details on all events
> XR Brighton Youtube Channel
> Facebook (@nepocide) for news and info
> Brighton Rebel Community Board Facebook for community chat
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