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!
Come along to our meetings and events
New members welcome meetings are on the first Thursday of every month.
We hold general meetings on the third Tuesday of every month.
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 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.
We also have a singing group and samba band! Details of practices are on the events page. Click the image on the right to see a video of some of our drummers joining hundreds of drummers from all over the UK in a protest outside the Australian High Commission in London.
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Join our protests and actions
The more people, the more impactful the protest will be! Keep an eye on our events schedule. We publicise events on social media, our website and newsletter.
If you have any concerns, are nervous about attending or would like to buddy up with someone, just contact us. We’ll be happy to help. You do not need to be arrestable to join. In fact the majority of protests are not very likely to lead to arrest and they are attended by plenty of families and people whose jobs would make them avoid arrest. Strictly for those who want to there are other protests designed to aim for arrest. Find out more at our training. See below.
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 protests.
Attend an NVDA training workshop
Non violent direct action training is great way to find out more about Extinction Rebellion (XR) as well as prepare for actions. Practicing the discipline of peaceful protest is the reason we have been so successful so far. If you have any questions or concerns about civil disobedience and arrests, then this will answer those. The training is free and you’ll also be able to meet other people involved with XR and ask questions.
Look out for NVDA training and sign up for it on our events schedule. Other XR groups run this as well so we may also share Nottingham, Leicester or Sheffield’s NVDA training.
There are more things you can do to support actions.
Get involved with the planning and make stuff happen!
XR 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.
XR 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.
Links to our social media are below:
Here are a number of key points to make when talking to friends, family and colleagues.
There are some things you can do from home.
Check out our latest news.
Got a question? See our frequently asked questions.
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