Attend our weekly meetings on Zoom

Weekly XR Stroud meetings on Zoom Wednesday 6:30pm

We can’t wait to meet again as a big group in person, but until then we’re having meetings on Zoom every Wednesday starting at 6:30pm.

Just open this link to get started.

Please contact us if you need any support getting started on Zoom. There are lots of exciting actions coming up, but we need your ideas and your support to make them happen.

We’ll post details here when we are ready to start up meetings in person again, watch this space!

Save the date – 15 August for outdoor meeting

We are planning an outdoor meeting on August 15 to organise affinity groups and other rebellion planning for the August and early September rebellion.

We’ll kick this off with an XR stall in Stroud on Aug 8 to raise awareness and encourage other non members to come. Additionally, XR Samba Stroud will be playing for some of this stall time between 10am and midday. Please contact us if you are interested in helping run the stall. Or just come along on the day it would be lovely to see you.

Want to know more about the upcoming rebellion?

Then use this link to sign up for XR Southwest updates on Telegram.If you aren’t sure what it is, Telegram is an encrypted messaging app with a bunch of handy features, and is also XR UK’s primary method of communication across the country, within regions, and within local groups too. The link above, provided the app is installed, will automatically take you to the broadcast channel and ask you to join.

For those that don’t have Telegram (don’t worry it’s a free app) and you can get it on your phone and desktop too on:

Upcoming action planning & 2040 film

It was wonderful to see you at last nights meeting. If you weren’t able to make it we’d love to see you on Zoom. Here’s how to come to next weeks meeting.

Come back for our awakening

It’s a ~perfect~ time to come back to XR Stroud too because we’re starting planning for the upcoming local rebellion at the end of August culminating in a UK-wide action starting Sept 1st in London, Cardiff and Manchester. We need you to make our local actions in and around Stroud as good as they can be. We can’t let things slide back to business as usual. We need a considerate, sustainable future that works for all of us and not for some of us.

Need some positive inspiration?

There’s still about a day left to register for the remote showing of 2040, an inspirational sustainability film. Please register on Eventbrite here, and you’ll be sent a link to the film to watch from your home on Friday 24. Following the film screening you’ll be sent a link to a Zoom Q&A panel featuring the following amazing guests:

Gail Bradbrook – Extinction Rebellion
Jojo Mehta
Sarah Lennon – Extinction Rebellion

That’s it for now, hope you see you soon.

We need children’s shoes

Extinction Rebellion Gloucestershire are on the hunt for second-hand children’s shoes for an upcoming travelling art action, with the shoes to be eventually donated to Shoe Aid. We would be so grateful for your help!

What we need

Children’s shoes of any size, shape, colour or variety.

Where to send them

Ring: 07557 537217
Or reply to this email

You can also get in touch for more info about what we’re planning and how to get involved.

Meeting notes – March 13th

Youth rebellion 28th & 29th March, Bristol City Centre.

Here are the announcements for this week. Some events have been postponed this week due to Covid-19 (including our main rebellion in May, and Nailsworth Earth Day)

Please check our website for regular event information and latest news on meetings. We shall endure!

Sunday 15th March – HS2 Stand for the trees/save our woodland walk

This will include Chris Packham, Gail Bradbrook and other speakers. Walk from Abbey Fields near Kenilworth to one of the Stop HS2 camps at Crackley. Contact Val 07817830990 to join. Even if you’re unable to make it today visits to HS2 camps are happening most weeks. 

Tuesday 17th March – Heading For Extinction talk

All are welcome to this FREE XR presentation covering what the science is recording and what this means for our climate and ecology, and what we can do about this. At the Imperial Hotel, Stroud 7 to 9pm. Please share this Facebook event too if you are able.

Saturday 21st March – at 11:30am. A short introduction to XR for beginners! 

Anyone interested in running these welcoming sessions to new peeps, welcome to come and join the fun.

Thursday 26 March Non-Violent Direct Action training (NVDA) at The Old Convent 6pm

This is essential training for anyone wishing to take parti= in extinction Rebellion actions. It will provide you information on what actions involve, what your rights are and advice and support for if you get arrested. Contact for more details.

Sunday 29th March Nailsworth Heading For Extinction talk at the Mortimer rooms

All welcome to this FREE XR presentation covering what the science is recording and what this means for our climate and ecology, and what we can do about this! Please contact us for more information.

28/29 March – Bristol earthday/weekend

Lots of activities and some spiky actions planned Come and support.  

28 or 29 March (tbc) – Extinction Rebellion Southwest De-escalation train-the-trainer session in Exeter.  

Are you interested in learning to deliver high level de-escalation, from one-to-one to larger groups/crowds, including confrontational and ‘lively’ situations using Non-violent communication skills. Contact for further details.  

20/26 April – Stroud Earth Week at The Sub-rooms

Landwise network are coordinating a week of events and activities based around Earth Day which is 22nd April. The weekend will be especially lively, with a range of activities, music, etc. XR is planning to have a presence – and looking for ideas, people willing to participate. Please contact us for more information.