MAKE THE WAVE

During the COVID lockdown, and after a quiet time for Extinction Rebellion, in 2021 my XR activist friend Marcelle Coburn and I were talking about how to get XR up and active again. We discussed how to communicate with other activists and how to make our actions safe...we decided that sea level rise and flooding caused by Climate Change should be the theme and that instead of people traveling across the country to join actions, that the actions should take place in local coastal areas and that the mass movement would take place over four days like a wave around the coast in the run up to G7.

We drew up a Proposal and Action Plan and after XR approval set about emailing any contacts we could find and sent these documents and invitations to zoom meetings...

This beautiful film and song was our first reply. a song and film made especially for us by Mishkin Fitzgerald:

AND THEN THIS HAPPENED...

ALL AROUND THE UK COAST, IRELAND, IN THE PACIFIC ISLANDS, IN INDONESIA, NETHERLANDS, SPAIN, WITH SUPPORT FROM ITALY
 
THERE WERE A 100 ACTIONS OVER 4 DAYS UP TO G7 IN CARBIS BAY

 
THE LOCAL PRESS COVERAGE AROUND THE COUNTRY WAS WONDERFUL AND WE HAD A DOUBLE PAGE SPREAD IN THE ECOLOGIST
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