Nearly time for COP, here’s how to get involved

Two rebels talk to a shopper behind a pink crisis talk table.

Going to Glasgow?

There’s a group of us going from Stroud, please get in touch to join our Signal group. I’m also updating our XR Stroud COP 26 guideโ€‹ as more information comes in.

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Staying in Stroud for COP26?

There’s plenty coming up in the Stroud area.

โœŠ November 1 -Banner drops happening at key road bridge locations. Please reply or contact Val if you’d like to get involved.

๐Ÿ’š November 6 – Global day of climate action Gloucester. Vigil outside Shire Hall. Meet outside St Mary de Crypt Southgate Street for 2 pm. Check in then walk to cathedral (route to be decided) to arrive at around 3pm. There will then be a gathering in cathedral grounds for talks etc. The event is under the COP coalition banner inviting all groups. A single drummer has been requested for a slow beat while the vigil happens, please get in touch if you can help.

๐Ÿšฒ November 6 – A mass bike ride is also planned in Gloucester along a different route, details TBC

Save the date – next Heading for Extinction talk in Stroud

โ€‹๐ŸŒ November 30 – โ€‹Heading for Extinction talk & discussion post COP 26. Meet at Silver Rooms Stroud for 6:30pm. Talk begins at 7pm. 

Zoom meetings, talking about climate and COP26 guide

Hybrid meetings?

We’re meeting weekly on Wednesdays at 7pm in the Trinity rooms, but would you prefer to dial in? We can setup a zoom call for people who can’t meet in person, please reply to this email if you’re interested!

Here’s how to find the Trinity rooms if you’d prefer to come see us. It would be lovely to see you.

Our COP26 guide

COP26 XR Stroud logo

I’ve prepared a guide for rebels that are planning to go to Glasgow for COP26. I’ll be keeping it up-to-date with the latest information for rebels in Stroud and Gloucestershire. 

You can view the COP26 guide here.

Next local action

There’s still one more ethical banking action planned at the Cheltenham branch of Barclays on 9 October at 12pm to 2pm. This will be to encourage people to switch to ethical banks. This will likely involve a die-in and leaflet outreach. Please get in touch if you’re interested in some outreach.

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