Explaining XR

Abbreviations. Terminology. FAQs. Building a new kind of organisation means that we need new words and new definitions. This book contains helpful clarification allowing you to understand the odd shorthand terms you'll hear in XR meetings and documents, and can direct you to who to ask if it's still not clear. Acronyms, Alphabetisations, Glossaries, FAQs and other sources of information are all here!

Glossary of Terms

We know that for a newcomer to Extinction Rebellion our resources and newsletters can appear full of jargon, acronyms and nonsense. First of all, we sincerly apologise for this. Jargon is useful shorthand within a group but can be unhelpful to new rebels and so we have created this page to help!

See also the Glossary for new rebels in the Rebel Starter Pack!.

Feel free to add new entries or add in terms you have come across which you do not understand. This is by no means a complete list.

Frequently Used Terms


Organisational Terms

Other Terms

Terms Needing Explanations

If you know what any of these are, and you are on the Hub, please edit this page, or send us some suitable text via the UK Forum (see the Contact Us page).

About Extinction Rebellion

The main public-facing site for Extinction Rebellion in the United Kingdom is https://extinctionrebellion.uk/. This has information and resources for rebels as well as the general public: look under https://extinctionrebellion.uk/act-now/resources/.

The global site is at https://rebellion.global/.

We encourage everyone in the UK to sign up to the Communications Hub, which gives you access to Mattermost (announcements and questions), forum (discussions) and cloud storage (online documents) facilities to communicate with other rebels. For security reasons, you can't just sign yourself up -- you need to contact a Tech Champion in your Local Group or Community Group. To contact a Local Group or Community Group, look at the https://extinctionrebellion.uk/ web site.