What is a Local Group?

We organise in small, autonomous groups distributed around the world. These groups are connected in a complex web that is constantly evolving as we grow and learn. We are working to build a movement that is participatory, decentralised, and inclusive.

A Local Group (LG) is a group of people that gather to create an Extinction Rebellion community presence in a local area by building support and taking action towards XR’s three demands. In this way, they are similar to traditional forms of community organising. A crucial difference is that XR local groups decentralise into different Working Groups as much as possible.

We collectively create the structures we need to challenge power. Anyone who follows our core Principles and Values can take action in the name of Extinction Rebellion.

For everything you need to know to run or start a local group, see our Local Group Essentials Guide.

This page was updated by the Local Group Development circle. Please contact localgroupsupport@protonmail.com if you have any questions or think something needs to be added.