THE CLIMATE CRISIS IS HAPPENING NOW
Hello to anyone visiting this website … you may be here because you have feelings about the climate crisis that you find difficult to express. The intensity and overwhelming nature of it gets to us all and we’re right here with you. For some of us one thing that can help is knowing we’re fighting for a better future and whatever our differences we’ve found a group of people who care - and who care about each other.
Extinction Rebellion (XR) needs people who both take action, and those who support those taking action - and many of us do bits of both! We take time out to share food and make each other smile and check in when it all feels a bit too much. If you want to get in touch to talk about climate grief or just share how you’re feeling - even if that’s all you’re ready to do with XR at the moment - drop us a line. XRSheffield@gmail.com.
MONDAY MEETINGS AT UNION STREET
Come along to our weekly get-together every Monday evening at Union Street Co-Working Space (18-20 Union Street, Sheffield, S1 2JP). 6pm for hot drinks from the cafe and social chats, 6:45-8pm for the meeting. You are welcome to bring your own food for the social part - we hope to resume offering vegan meals (for an optional donation) in the near future.
What to expect at the Main Monday Meeting (MMM) - New member Catherine says:
"In August me and my partner went to London to take part in the 'Impossible Rebellion'. We’d never joined a protest or taken part in direct action, but were moved to get involved after hearing the shocking IPCC report headlines and Code Red for Humanity. We read that global warming of 2°C will be exceeded unless deep reductions in carbon dioxide occur. It was shocking. But jolted us into action. Since then we’ve attended the MMMs and joined some other XR Sheffield activities. The MMM is where people come along, learn about what is happening in XR and think about where they can get involved. People might break into groups to talk about a specific issue or plan action. There is an idea that ‘we are all crew’, that everyone can practically contribute, so you are encouraged to get involved in the things that interest you or that you have time for. I generally work six or seven days a week, life is very busy, but I feel better turning up on a Monday and being involved in an organisation that is raising the alarm about the climate emergency and trying to get politicians to act."