Extinction Rebellion Brighton Newsletter
6th February 2021
We are in an emergency and the government isn’t doing enough...
Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill (CEE Bill)
The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill can change our course—making the government act with the urgency we need and involving everyday people in a Citizens’ Assembly that has real bite. If the CEE Bill is made law, the government would have to act fast, accounting for our entire carbon footprint while actively conserving nature here and overseas. We hope that this bill will set a precedent that can be replicated across the world.
The CEE Bill is a brand new initiative starting on its path as a grassroots campaign to build an alliance around this proposed law. It has been developed with members of XR alongside members of the successful Big Ask campaign that led to the Climate Change Act in 2008.
We need the support of as many MPs as possible so that the bill can move forward—so politicians need to step up. Call on your MP to back the CEE Bill!
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New Nationwide Campaign from Brighton Based Eco-Action Families - #TheRippleEffect
The concept is simple: Choose three friends; Take three actions; Pass it on!
We hope to encourage as many people as possible to take three essential eco actions, each a hugely important step towards ending the age of fossil fuels and protecting the environment on which we all depend.
For more information:
Together we can create a powerful, rising wave of change!
Root of Regenerative Culture
Monday 8th February, 5-7pm (Zoom)
How do we inject regeneration into everything we do?
The intention with this workshop is for participants to explore their own innate regenerative wisdom, to feel empowered to trust that and inspired to embody it, thereby modelling regenerative behaviour in life - as Gandhi said: to be the change we want to see in the world.
Join via zoom here. No pre-register required.
XR Brighton General Meeting
Tuesday 9th February, 7-9pm, online (Zoom)
Feeling disconnected? Don't know what's going on? Want to find out more and get involved this year? Come, join in, reflect, and plan our way to make a difference and create change. It’s you that makes the difference! Everyone welcome.
> Join Zoom Meeting Passcode: 456681
Oppression, movement building and our relationships as activists
Wednesday 10th February, 7-10pm, online (Zoom)
We are members of XR looking at how movements can be divided when oppression goes unaddressed, offering practical tools to heal these divisions which affect our relationships as activists.
TED Circle - How to meaningfully reconnect with those who have dementia
Wednesday 10th February, 7:50-9pm
¨By incorporating art and creativity into elder care settings, gerontologist Anne Basting helps families reconnect with loved ones who have dementia¨. We watch a TED video together then break into small groups for facilitated discussions, usually we get through four questions and groups reshuffled for each question
Witnessing Police Behaviour Training
Saturday, 13th February, 5:30-6:45pm
This training will teach you valuable skills, in witnessing arrests and police behaviour. It will empower you to take responsibility for the safety of other rebels around you at a protest, and particularly focuses on the greater risk faced by marginalised rebels.
This is NOT legal observer training, and witnessing arrests is not a role, but a skill.
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