Get Involved

Thanks for wanting to get involved! There’s many ways you can help and act on the climate and ecological emergency. No matter how much time you can spare or the level of involvement you want to do, we are grateful for any and all support!




Stressed out?

Try these meditations on the YouTube Channel for XR Regenerative Cultures UK

There are more things you can do to support actions.


Come along to our online meetings and events

Zoom Meeting

In the run-up to the next Rebellion on 1 September, we are running weekly meetings online for anyone to join.

Check out our events page for more details. Anyone is welcome to attend. It’s a great way to find out more about Extinction Rebellion Derby (XR Derby), meet other members and ask questions.

We use the online software called Zoom.  There were many tech novices who joined our recent meetings and they found Zoom surprisingly easy so do give it a try!

Email if you have not had the newsletter with the link to join the next meeting.  And sign up at the bottom of this page.

We also hold many different types of event. Sometimes to make banners and placards or run t-shirt printing stations. There are talks on climate and ecological solutions, and workshops on regenerative culture. We often collaborate with other Derby community groups and link up to support each other’s events.

Contact us if you have an event you’d like XR Derby to share and support. We hold a variety of purely social events too.

Sign up to our email newsletter at the bottom of this page to make sure you don’t miss anything.

See you there!


Join our online actions

The more people, the more impactful the protest will be! Keep an eye on our events schedule and news page. We publicise events on social media, our website and newsletter.  Here are some you could get involved with now:


Extinction Rebellion is rebelling from 1 September in London, Cardiff with people in the North and Scotland formulating plans as we write.  For rebels who are still shielding or unable to travel to one of the three cities, there will be a Digital Rebellion. This will involve spamming the social media accounts, email addresses, and telephone lines of government offices, shutting them down online. More on this to come soon.

Join the Rebellion Broadcast to get involved in the conversation.


Stop A38 Chaos

Extinction Rebellion Derby is part of a local campaign against the A38 works in Derby”. Find out more about the A38 campaign.
Here are some things you could do:



“High Speed 2 (HS2) is the proposed new high-speed railway, planned to be built in England, but funded by taxpayers across the UK. The proposals were made public in 2010, at the very end of the last Labour government, and the first phase is due to open in 2026. But it is over budget and behind schedule. What’s more, opposition to the project is continuing to increase, due to the poor economic case, the dire effects on the environment, and the multiple better ways of spending the money earmarked for HS2.”  Stop HS2 Campaign

Now HS2 contractors are blatantly ignoring the COVID19 social distancing requirements, standing close together and sitting side by side in cars. StopHS2 website.  See video.

This issue has been plagued with myths so here’s a video by Talia Woodin from XR Youth to explain it:

Ways you can help

XR Derby action against HS2 destruction



collage of rebels holding signs and wearing masks and gloves and standing apart.
Derby City Council is still refusing to take air pollution seriously by prioritising the convenience of road vehicles over other public transport users, cyclists and walkers.  Right now, countries across the world are looking at plans to bailout climate-destroying industries and the banks that fund them. WE DO NOT HAVE TO ACCEPT THE DYSTOPIAN FUTURE WE’RE HURTLING TOWARDS. WE HAVE A CHOICE.

Get the facts and join the actions on our page Another World is Possible.



This is a world-changing moment. As coronavirus takes hold of our day to day lives, the way we organise and support each other will change. We will lose much we hold dear.

This calls for an evolution – not a shelving – of our rebellion. This is a time to remember what we are rebelling for – a thriving and just world of regenerative cultures that can weather crises, foster cooperation and look after each other on a global scale.  Check it out:
#AloneTogether – Regenerative Rebellion in the Time of Coronavirus


XR Updates

If you’re not on the Telegram app already, consider joining and begin with the COVID-19 Channel

Find out what else were are doing during the two crises under NEWS.

Check out what else Extinction Rebellion is doing all around the world at


Help in the COVID19 coronavirus crisis

There are lots of things you can do from the safety of your home. With a strong network of people committing to regular communication, nobody should be left alone and unsupported during this crisis.

Here are some things to do and find out about:


More Protests and Actions

We are also glad to support other environmental protests. Contact us if you have a protest or action you’d like XR Derby to share and support.

Check out videos of some of our previous protests.


Discover more about Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion is an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction and minimise the risk of social collapse.

Our Vision

Our world is in crisis. Life itself is under threat. Yet every crisis contains the possibility of transformation. Across the world, heralded by the young, people are waking up and coming together.

We hear history calling to us from the future. We catch glimpses of a new world of love, respect and regeneration, where we have restored the intricate web of all life. It’s a future that’s inside us all – located in the fierce love we carry for our children, in our urge to help a stranger in distress, in our wish to forgive, even when that seems too much to ask.

And so we rebel for this, calling in joy, creativity and beauty. We rise in the name of truth and withdraw our consent for ecocide, oppression and patriarchy. We rise up for a world where power is shared for regeneration, repair and reconciliation. We rise for love in its ultimate wisdom. Our vision stretches beyond our own lifespan, to a horizon dedicated to future generations and the restoration of our planet’s integrity.

Together, our rebellion is the gift this world needs. We are XR and you are us.


Our Principles and Values

All are welcome who want to adhere to our principles and values:

1. we have a shared vision of change

Creating a world that is fit for generations to come.

2. we set our mission on what is necessary

Mobilising 3.5% of the population to achieve system change – using ideas such as “Momentum-driven organising” to achieve this.

3. we need a regenerative culture

Creating a culture which is healthy, resilient and adaptable.

4. we openly challenge ourselves and our toxic system

Leaving our comfort zones to take action for change.

5. we value reflecting and learning

Following a cycle of action, reflection, learning, and planning for more action. Learning from other movements and contexts as well as our own experiences.

6. we welcome everyone and every part of everyone

Working actively to create safer and more accessible spaces.

7. we actively mitigate for power

Breaking down hierarchies of power for more equitable participation.

8. we avoid blaming and shaming

We live in a toxic system, but no one individual is to blame.

9. we are a non-violent network

Using non-violent strategy and tactics as the most effective way to bring about change.

10. we are based on autonomy and decentralisation

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


What would you like to know?

Let us know what you’d like to find out about. Email us your interests. In the meantime, perhaps there’s something here for you:

Recommended Reading

Blueprint for Revolution : how to use rice pudding, Lego men, and other non-violent techniques to galvanise communities, overthrow dictators, or simply change the world

This Is an Uprising : How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century

This Is Not A Drill : An Extinction Rebellion Handbook

From What Is to What If : ‘Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create the Future We Want’ by Rob Hopkins

The Future We Choose : Surviving the Climate Crisis by Christiana Figueres, Tom Rivett-Carnac

The links above help you find the books on which supports an independent bookshop when you order, but you can find them elsewhere too.


Got a question about Extinction Rebellion? See our frequently asked questions.


Discover more on the UK Extinction Rebellion Website.


watch the ‘heading for extinction’ talk

What is the truth about the ecological crisis?
And what can we do about it?

Also, download this beautifully illustrated version of the Heading for Extinction and What to Do About It talk by Jess Agar of XR Cambridge.


Get involved with the planning and make stuff happen!

Montage of making activitiesXR Derby is run completely by volunteers. Many of us have full time jobs and family commitments. So we’re always grateful for people who want to help out with the behind the scenes stuff. Like any organisation, there’s admin, finance, booking venues, updating the website and other tasks that need doing to keep XR running smoothly.

Extinction Rebellion is not a hierarchical organisation. Nobody is in charge or a leader and power is decentralised. We use a self-organising system (SOS) and work within circles. If you have an idea for a project or want to shape the future strategy of XR, then joining a circle and getting involved with SOS will be for you!

We communicate and do a lot of the behind the scenes stuff through a platform called Basecamp. Which is what many remote working teams use to get stuff done. To sign up to this check out our Circles.



Election Rebellion ProtesterXR Derby has costs to cover such as IT, venue bookings, printing (with eco friendly inks on sustainably sourced paper) art materials and sometimes transport for rebellions.

So funds are always greatly appreciated! You can donate at events and we have just started a new JustGiving campaign to let you donate online.


Spread the word

Share our social media posts, forward our newsletters, talk to your friends, family and co-workers about the Climate and Ecological Emergency (CEE) and Extinction Rebellion.

XR Derby in Instagram

Links to our social media are below:

There are a number of key points to make when talking to friends, family and colleagues. Here’s how to talk about the climate crisis effectively and, to answer all those tricky questions like “What’s the point when China and India are massively polluting?” here’s our FAQ.

Need more facts? Try our page Another World is Possible.

Support the campaign to make Ecocide an International Law like Genocide is: Become an Earth Protector.

There are some more things you can do from home.

Check out our latest news.

Got a question? See our frequently asked questions.

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