MAKE SHEFFIELD BEAUTIFUL AGAIN: CLIMATE REBELS PAINT THE STREETS OF SHEFFIELD

Updated: Apr 11, 2019

Make Sheffield Beautiful Again: Climate Rebels Paint the Streets of Sheffield


- Extinction Rebellion Sheffield will spread the climate call to action by gifting Sheffield

a vibrant piece of climate art with the help of proud Sheffielders.

- Paint the Streets of Sheffield is to take place on Saturday 30th of March from 11am

along busy routes in Sheffield, culminating outside the Town Hall.

Our aim is to keep the climate emergency firmly in the spotlight and inform people of

Extinction Rebellion’s International Week of Action that will commence on April 15th, when

thousands of ordinary people around the world will stand up for their planet.

We will achieve this aim through the installation of a semi-permanent piece of

environmental art in the heart of our city. We invite all who are interested to stop by to

speak to Extinction Rebellion activists about how they can get involved in the movement

and join us as we engage in acts of nonviolent civil disobedience around the world. Jade

Clarke, Paint the Streets of Sheffield Coordinator says “realise your power and join the

rebellion. We can insist on altering our systems and cultures to become regenerative. Our

future is our’s to shape. Business as usual will not hold. We can’t wait for action, we are the

action.”

Extinction Rebellion welcomes all those who demand a better tomorrow free from climate

catastrophe.

Quote:

Nathan Strathdee, 19: “It is vitally important that people comprehend the scale of the

climate crisis that faces this beautiful planet. This can be hard to do through pure facts and

figures alone. We hope that the planned piece of art will spur others to join us in demanding

greater action from our government on this issue.”

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1242459779263529/


ENDS


Contact Details:


- Nathan Strathdee, 07741490906, xrshefpress@gmail.com

- George Hume, xrshefpress@gmail.com

- Dr Bing Jones, 07711447306, bingportraits@gmail.com, xrsheffield@gmail.com

- Facebook: Extinction Rebellion Sheffield

- Twitter: @XRShef

- Instagram: @XRShef


Notes to Editors

Climate Factsheet for Rebels https://rebellion.earth/the-climate-factsheet-for-rebels/

About Extinction Rebellion:

Time has almost entirely run out to address the ecological crisis which is upon us, including

the 6th mass species extinction and abrupt, runaway climate change. Societal collapse and

mass death are seen as inevitable by scientists and other credible voices, with human

extinction also a possibility, if rapid action is not taken.

Extinction Rebellion believes it is a citizen’s duty to rebel, using peaceful civil disobedience,

when faced with criminal inactivity by its Government.

Extinction Rebellion’s key demands are:

- The Government must tell the truth about the ecological emergency, reverse

inconsistent policies and work alongside the media to communicate with citizens

- The Government must enact legally binding policy measures to reduce carbon

emissions to net zero by 2025 and to reduce consumption levels

- A national Citizens’ Assembly to oversee the changes, as part of creating a

democracy fit for purpose.

Get involved in Extinction Rebellion’s other events:

In the UK, come to one of our events, join the Rebellion Network and let us know how you

can help out

Start a group where you are – locally in the UK or in your country around the world

Find your local group:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=11jUqqjTHMThksd4KbvGGzb3I3Cr3PkBl&usp

=sharing

Check out the International XR website, with links to the French, German, Italian and UK

websites. We are holding Collaborative Leadership Calls to help coach people to improve

their leadership skills and capacities. And while your time and energy are the most important

things, if you are financially able to donate money, see our Fundrazr crowdfunder.


Websites:

UK Website: https://rebellion.earth/

International website: https://xrebellion.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRebellion/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExtinctionR hashtag #ExtinctionRebellion

Declaration of Rebellion: https://rebellion.earth/declaration/

About Rising Up!

Extinction Rebellion is an initiative of the Rising Up! network, which promotes a fundamental

change of our political and economic system to one which maximises well-being and

minimises harm. Change needs to be nurtured in a culture of reverence, gratitude and

inclusion; whilst the tools of civil disobedience and direct action are used to express our

collective power.

Website http://www.risingup.org.uk/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RisingUpUK/

Twitter https://twitter.com/RisingUpUK

See what is going on nationally at: rebellion.earth

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