For New Rebels - Follow-up Resources
💚 Hello and Welcome to XR 💚
Thank you for stepping up.
You may have been motivated to join XR because you've decided that you must take action now. Or maybe you simply want to find out more about XR and increase your knowledge of the Climate and Ecological Emergency (CEE). Within XR we acknowledge that our increasing awareness of what we're all facing can sometimes lead to feelings of anxiety and sadness and many struggle with these emotions.
For some, making connections with other rebels helps hugely; we not alone anymore. Joining in, and trying to be part of the solution, is empowering and liberating as 'Action brings hope'.
XR is also a family with lots of support available when it’s needed. XR’s Trained Emotional Support Network [TESN] offers the Rebel2Rebel active listening service and how to access 3 free sessions with the Climate Psychology Alliance.
There’s also XR support groups such as Listening Circles and Empathy Cafes as well as lots of courses and support from the Regenerative Cultures Team. You can find these in a number of places, such as the XRUK website Events page, Facebook and on a chat app that XR uses called Telegram - a bit like WhatsApp. All the links you need are below.
This is a very useful handbook to help get you started!
The Rebel Starter Pack
Declaration of Rebellion
Sign up for The Big One
Join us from Friday 21st April - click the link above to sign up and find out more!
The Climage and Ecological Emergency
If you'd like to learn more about the science and what we're all facing, join a Heading for Extinction talk or read Emergency on Planet Earth - written by Dr Emily Grossman alongside other Scientists for XR.
XR Talks,Training and Workshops
If you registered for Welcome to XR but weren't able to join and would like to join another time, the talk takes place every Tuesday evening from 7-9pm.
To find the Tuesday 'Welcome to XR' sessions, the 'Heading for Extinction' talk as well as all our talks, training and workshops, the links below will take you to the Events page on the XR UK Website or the XR UK Talks & Trainings Facebook page.
Download the Telegram app for broadcasts and chat. Once you have the Telegram app, open this page you're reading on a phone and you'll then be able to click on the links below and join the groups.
New Rebels Chat | Rebellion Broadcast | Movement Broadcast | Digital Rebellion
- New Rebels Chat: For any questions or support requests, and for chatting to other new rebels.
- Rebellion Broadcast: For key UK-wide messages on actions and rebellions.
- Movement Broadcast: For key UK-wide messages on talks, training and workshops.
- Digital Rebellion: If you want to rebel online.
Other useful links:
Join Us - Local and Community groups map and contact information.
Volunteer Website - apply for a role or create an account to let us know your skills and interests.
Foundation Programme - Full | Foundation Programme - Light - gives you a thorough grounding in who we are and how we work.
Rebellion Academy - for online training in your own time.
Know Your Rights [KYR] training video - core training for everyone. Please check back here for the 100 Days focussed KYR training video - coming soon!
Heading for Extinction [HfE] (and what to do about it) - version 6 - video (Nov '22)
The Climate Quiz - online or a printable version - share it with your friends and family. It could be a way to open a conversation about the emergency.
How Extinction Rebellion Was Born - watch and share this 6-minute video on Extinction Rebellion.
Welcome to XR - Slides - slides we use during the Welcome to XR session, some of which contain clickable links.
The Rebel Toolkit - XR's online library of resources - the website you're using right now!
Please don't hesitate to ask for support or any questions in the New Rebels Chat Telegram group, but do remember the security issue mentioned in the talk, or email email@example.com
Stay safe and look forward to seeing you again.
Love and Rage
The Welcome to XR Team
Organising Takes Money
Thank you all so much for reading this.
Extinction Rebellion relies on people like you to keep up the fight and the hope is you choose to become involved with XR in whatever way you can.
We have lots of roles and if you haven't yet found your place in XR, we’ll find one that allows you to make the best contribution - check out the Volunteer website for the roles currently being advertised or you can create an account and add your skills, experience and amount of hours you can volunteer so groups can contact you.
We do have one more thing we’d like to ask you. XR is funded entirely by generosity, and without you all we couldn't do our work.
As you can imagine trying to save the planet is pretty costly. Fossil fuel companies and polluters have their claws deep into government and are spending millions lobbying politicians to fight legislation that will impact their profits. Basically, they want to make sure it stays business as usual. We can't let this happen, so we're asking for your help.
We want you to become an XR regular giver. They are the most important givers as you allow us to make plans and act in ways that are most effective. We're asking for just £5 a week, but it makes such a difference, if you can give a little more even better or you can choose a donation amount that works for you. All you have to do is scan the QR code below, and it'll take you to the page where you can become a regular giver. You can give for as long as you feel you can, all the details for contacting XR when you feel you've done your bit, is in the email we’ll send you and it's so appreciated. So grab your phones, give it a scan and give us the support we need to keep up the fight for the future. Thank you!