On Saturday 25th March Sheffield Extinction Rebellion joined forces with the Palestine Solidarity Campaign for an action at Barclays Bank. Here is a quick summary of events Here is a much more detailed video of the action including some of the speeches in full. (30 minutes) If you made a speech at the protest pleaseContinue reading “Die in at Barclays”
Category Archives: Extinction Rebellion
The climate time bomb is ticking
Last week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Synthesis Report. It briefly made headlines on the BBC and in the more sensible newspapers, but was then quickly forgotten. Greta Thunberg commented “Today, after yesterday’s IPCC report, everything is back to normal – as always. We continue to ignore the climate crisis asContinue reading “The climate time bomb is ticking”
Four years since Sheffield City Council declared a Climate Emergency. How far have we got?
At the Full Council meeting on 20th February South Yorkshire Climate Alliance gathered supporters of groups such as Extinction Rebellion. 5 Rivers Rising Samba Band, Greenpeace, the Trades Council, Nature Recovery Sheffield, the Green Party and Climate Vigil to mark the 4 years that have passed since Sheffield declared a Climate Emergency. The theme ofContinue reading “Four years since Sheffield City Council declared a Climate Emergency. How far have we got?”
Sheffield’s Green Influencers
Who should you be following on Social Media this year? Which Sheffielders are the big environmental influencers? I’ve put together a couple of league tables to see who has the most followers on Facebook and Twitter. The clear winner on both is the Baroness of Manor Castle, Natalie Bennett who is one of the twoContinue reading “Sheffield’s Green Influencers”
Mayhem at Barclays. But Sheffield Council continue to bank with them.
There was mayhem at the Barclays Sheffield branch last Monday (14th November). Dressed as cleaners, many in drag, complete with mops, buckets sponges and brushes the “Dirty Scrubbers” from Extinction Rebellion arrived to give the bank a spring clean. As tunes such as “Carwash” by Rose Royce, “Stayin Alive” by the Bee Gees and “IContinue reading “Mayhem at Barclays. But Sheffield Council continue to bank with them.”
Barclays action day in Sheffield
Extinction Rebellion targeted branches of Barclays all over the country today to draw attention to the fact that they are the biggest funders of fossil fuels in Europe. Act Now performed this sketch several times around the city. WARNING! Contains frightening graphs and language some may find offensive. A team of “dirty scrubbers” then arrivedContinue reading “Barclays action day in Sheffield”
Climate Justice March in Sheffield for COP27
Videos from the Climate Justice Coalition march in Sheffield 12/11/2022
Community Climate Talks in Sheffield hear scientist claim that business as usual will cause 3 billion people to move over the next 50 years.
A guest blog by Finn Davison On October 11th, Dr John Grant and the Sheffield branch of Extinction Rebellion held a free, open-to-all, community climate talk at Hallam University. He urged attendees to take action and get involved with activism groups such as XR. In the wake of a never-before-seen 40 °C British summer, itContinue reading “Community Climate Talks in Sheffield hear scientist claim that business as usual will cause 3 billion people to move over the next 50 years.”
LIAR, LIAR, THE EARTH IS ON FIRE
A guest blog by Karine Nohr I was looking recently at paying my Council Tax and to my shock and horror, I found that the Sheffield City Council still banks with Barclays Bank! Why does this matter, you may ask? Barclays claim that they can make a real contribution to tackling climate change. But theyContinue reading “LIAR, LIAR, THE EARTH IS ON FIRE”
Defend the right to protest
Picture the scene. On a rainy morning in London, an Extinction Rebellion protest is in full swing in Millbank, demanding the Government start to act now to prevent billions of worldwide deaths which will happen if we don’t drastically reduce our carbon emissions. Hundreds of people are sitting in the road, chanting and singing. SheffielderContinue reading “Defend the right to protest”