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Going flight free – XR Chelmsford members stay grounded

January is always a time for resolutions. Often it can be hard to stick to them. Did you know there are a growing trend of pledges and commitments that are planet-friendly too? Like Veganuary and the pledge to go flight free in 2020? The flight free movement started in Sweden and it’s gained so much […]
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Global Climate Strike

In August 2018, Greta Thunberg sat outside Swedish parliament with a sign reading “school strike for climate.” It was her first Friday walking out of school for climate action, and she made a weekly routine out of it. “I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to […]
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Join Us at the Global Climate Strike in Chelmsford!

On Friday 20th September the UK Student Climate Network is calling on everyone – adults, workers, community groups, trade unionists, nurses, teachers, steel workers, car manufacturers, waiters and everyone else in between to join us in a global general climate strike. Join us as we support the Global Climate Strike in Chelmsford, meeting at Shire […]
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YOUR COUNTY NEEDS YOU

More than half the UK’s local authorities have now declared a climate emergency and committed to take action to reduce carbon emissions to net-zero. Essex County Council has declined to do this; what planet are they on? The fate of our 1.8m residents rests in the hands of just 75 individuals who have so far […]
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Essex County Council must declare a Climate & Ecological Emergency on 8th October

Act Now! Essex County Council must declare a Climate & Ecological Emergency on 8th October. 149 councils have already done this, including neighbouring Suffolk, Herts, Kent, Surrey, plus London boroughs, Chelmsford, Colchester, and soon Southend. Our county has the longest coastline in England (who knew?!) and the driest summers, so whether it’s floods from rising […]
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Telling our Truths: XRC’s First Action

Saturday 13th July 2019 saw Extinction Rebellion Chelmsford’s first action. Rebels gathered in Chelmsford city centre to deliver their messages and truths about the climate and ecological crisis. There was also a wellbeing area, lots of colourful and creative flags and banners, plus some potted plants to brighten up the city centre. The pink cart, […]
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Plastic Free July – Are You Up For the Challenge?

Rebels from XRC are making preparations for going plastic free in July to help reduce plastic use and improve recycling, worldwide. Are you up for the challenge? Avoiding plastic for a whole month may seem daunting, especially when it’s used in almost everything we buy and use. But don’t worry – you can do it […]
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Youth Climate Strike

Our youngest and smallest rebel took part in the Fridays for Future Global Climate Strike on Friday 24th May! “I am a nine year old boy who cares about the planet. I chose to protest because I care about climate change and how hot and cold it gets, and flooding.  I enjoyed the school strike […]
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Chelmsford City Council Meeting

On Wednesday 22nd May, XR Chelmsford rebels attended the first meeting of the new Chelmsford City Council to see if the Lid Dems would walk the walk on climate change. Good news – Stephen Robinson, new leader of the Council, outlined his vision for a safer, greener and fairer Chelmsford, stating the Lib Dems will […]
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