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October Rebellion – Day 2

Well that was a long night! Seven XRC members were on duty for the night shift last night. They started at 11pm alongside rebels from Bury St Edmunds and Colchester. Outside the back of Downing Street, we sat in a circle of picnic chairs and got to know each other better. There was a constant […]
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Chelmsford is rising up! September Update

September has been a busy month for Extinction Rebellion Chelmsford. We kicked the month off with the Time Is Now tour – and it was a great success despite our original speaker Larch Maxey pulling out last minute for personal reasons. At the Cramphorn Theatre in Chelmsford, local member Sophia did a quick low down […]
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XRC head to Houses of Parliament

Read the press release here: http://xrchelmsford.org/extinction-rebellion-chelmsford-meets-vicky-ford Four rebels went to the Houses of Parliament today as an attempt from XR to reach MPs on their home turf. Chelmsford MP Vicky Ford said she would be present. We had a brief meeting in an (elaborate) corridor with her team. She presented us with the Clean Growth […]
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August Update: #XR52 Clothing Boycott

It’s sadly ironic when the #XR52 clothing boycott becomes easier as the climate crisis means it’s too hot to wear clothes… On a brighter note, our rebels are noticing a marked shift in their mindset towards fast fashion. We’ve also learnt that we need to take a trip to Bristol… It’s going great for me. […]
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Chelmsford Council Declare a Climate and Ecological Emergency

Extinction Rebellion Chelmsford rebels have been celebrating after Chelmsford council declared a climate emergency on 16th July 2019! Councillors read out emotional speeches and then the motion was passed! An eager and hopeful group of rebels attended the full council meeting in anticipation of the declaration. Here’s to a greener Chelmsford and telling the truth […]
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June Update: #XR52 Clothing Boycott

As we enter the summer months, here’s the latest update from our local rebels on their #XR52 clothing boycott… “I haven’t had any problems with the boycott and I have several charity shop buys to upcycle but I think I need to shop for a round tuit so I can get something started!  I’ll get […]
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May Update: #XR52 Clothing Boycott

It’s been one month since local members of XR Chelmsford embarked on the challenge of boycotting new clothes for a year! Here, some of XRC’s rebels tell us how they’ve been getting on and share some tips… “I think I have been boycotting new clothing for around a year anyway (and synthetic fibres for longer […]
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