A locAl COP26 action to support

Come to the COP 26 table connecting Gloucester to the Glasgow COP26 climate summit

As there’s no meeting tonight I thought you might like to know about a local climate coalition COP26 action happening in Gloucester.

Saturday 6 November at Gloucester cathedral

Join a somber procession through the streets of Gloucester and then a gathering with speakers, exhibits and stalls. Bring a placard to send your demand for action message to world leaders. All welcome!
Meet for the procession at 1:30pm at Shire Hall in Westgate street and then at the cathedral for the gathering at 3pm. Please wear face masks. 

I’m preparing to leave for Glasgow now, so all the best, stay safe and see you soon!

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 guide​ as more information comes in.

Staying in Stroud for COP26?

There’s plenty coming up in the Stroud area.

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

💚 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.

🚲 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

​🌍 November 30 – ​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.

Difficult conversations with loved ones about climate?

A conversation starting gift book for those you know how don't understand climate change

This climate conversation book might help. It explains the climate crisis and answers key questions in plain English. It also has pages left blank in the book to explain why you’re involved in direct action and your own personal story.

You can back the book on Kickstarter and get a copy here.

Join the climate strike & find out about local climate actions


Welcome to our newest newsletter. Whether you’re a new member or a rebel looking to return we’d love to see you at a future meeting.

New meeting location

Reminder that we’re now meeting every Wednesday at 7pm to 8:30pm at the Trinity rooms in Stroud. 

Friday 24 September – Global climate strike​

Our young climate strikers are starting up again for a global climate strike held around the world on Friday 24 September. Our nearest event is in Bristol. Here’s a Facebook event if you’re interested in taking part​.

​Upcoming local Barclays actions

​We’re planning another action to encourage people to switch to ethical banks. This will likely involve a die-in and leaflet outreach at around 12 to 2pm on these two dates:

🏦 Saturday 25 September – Barclays Gloucester

🏦​ Saturday 9 October – Barclays Cheltenham

​Preparing for COP 26 

There are a group of us planning to travel to Glasgow in November. If you’re interested in taking part we’ll be preparing an affinity group for Stroud. NVDA operates differently in Scotland so there is free know your rights training being held on Zoom on September 30 and 7 October to help rebels going to Glasgow.

There is more information and a bookable link here​.