Welcome to the Rebel Toolkit!


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What is the Rebel Toolkit?

A one stop shop for individual Rebels and members of Local and Community Groups. It will contain everything you need to know in order to set up and run a group, and take action with XR.

What is changing?

The Rebel Toolkit is currently being massively upgraded and updated! For a while it will still look the same, but soon there will be new, easier to navigate shelves and books, with updated and upgraded content.

What will you find on the toolkit:

✔️   Yes:
  • Resources for people who are already involved in XR- 'internal facing resources'
  • ‘How to’ guides
  • Useful tools
  • Answers to common questions
  • Examples of things that have worked and why
  • Action Packs from UK circles
  • Special Wiki-style spaces for groups to add resources that can be shared
❌   No:
  • Public facing resources (this is what the website is for)
  • Non XR resouces (although you may find links to these)
  • Resources that are only useful to one individual group and can't be shared to others.
  • Anything not ok to display to the whole world! (especially personal identifiers)
  • Anything against our Principles and Values

Who maintains the Toolkit?

Circles who have specialist knowledge write their own pages of the toolkit.

Wiki pages can be contributed to by anyone, you just need to 'Log in' via the XR Hub.

The toolkit as a a whole is looked after by Local Group Support, who you can contact via their Mattermost Reception or by emailing LGsupport@extinctionrebellion.uk

Navigating the Toolkit

Note: Shelf layout is going through major changes. This is the current (old) layout, we will update this page when we switch to the new layout.

The organisation of this toolkit is like a library, with Shelves, Books, Chapters and Pages. Using the Search box above will search all of them. Search Tips.
If you are new to XR start here: Supporting XR
If you are new to the Toolkit start here: Help Using This Toolkit.

1. Supporting XR®
The things you need to know about XR.
- Beginning active XR support.
- An XR glossary of terms.
- Comms Hub - Cloud inc. Library - Forums - Mattermost.
- Budgets, money and funding - XR Youth - 100 Days Campaign.

2. Group Building
Organise & maintain your group:
Local Groups, Affinity Groups & Working Groups.

- Guides for organisers on how to begin & maintain a group. Outreach. Risk Management. Self-Organising System. Action Network (email list management). Fundraising. Other online tools.
- Guides for individual rebels on how they can get involved & prepare for Rebellion (Rebel Starter Pack and Rebel Next Steps Pack). Rebel Pathway, Integration, Onboarding.

3. Community Building®
Building your group:
Engaging with your local community.

- growing & developing a resilient, robust & innovative team.
- Learn from other groups who've built & connected with local & other communities!
- Strategy Assembly reports, Do or Die Workshop.

5. Talks & Trainings
Inspire & prepare your group to take action & support each other.
- How to request & design courses in your local area.
- Find out what trainings are given across the movement.
- Heading for Extinction talk. Welcome To Extinction Rebellion talk.

6. Art
Find the images, how to guides, & inspiration behind XR's destinctive look.
- Get creative on the streets, on-line, on clothing & so much more.
- Take a deep dive into XR's creative processes and Design Programme (fonts, logos, colours, woodblock images, icons).
- Find posters, stencils, flyers, badges & so much more!

7. Publicity
The more people that know about your actions & events... the better!
- Media and Messaging (M&M) as we call it in XR.
- Use the media, speak directly to supporters, make best use of resources.
- What other groups are doing to promote their events & message their actions!

8. Politics & Beyond!
We must talk to traditional political structures as well as beyond them.
- At Local & Regional level, getting politicians & councilors involved will be effective.
- How are groups engaging politically from lobbying MPs to bringing participatory democracy to the people!

9. Wellbeing
This work is hard:
We must look out for each other & build the culture we wish for.

- Prepare yourself before an action, & develop the personal resilience necessary.
- Make plans to maintain your equilibrium throughout your action. Regenerative culture.
- Learn how rebels caring for each other within their groups builds a positive future!

10. Help Using This Toolkit®
Get started using this Toolkit.
- Share your own resources & experiences to help build this resource!
- Find out about this web site & other sources of information.
- Learn how to use this toolkit, how to add, edit, & update resources.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions, need a new shelf or book created, or a page deleted, or want to join our team, there are 2 ways to contact us.

We are always looking for people who are passionate about sharing with and learning from each other to join us - if that's you, get in touch!

(**) Extinction Rebellion (XR) is a do-it-together movement. All our design and artwork can be used non-commercially for the purpose of planet saving. This does not mean creating merchandise for fundraising or sending XR a percentage of your sales. We do not endorse or create any merchandise and we will pursue and prosecute anyone who does. The Extinction Symbol was designed in 2011 by street artist ESP, who loans XR usage on the same basis: www.extinctionsymbol.info.

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