We came into existence after a number of people from Matlock Bath, Wirksworth, Matlock and all the communities of the southern Peak area went to one of the first Extinction Rebellion actions in London on 23rd November, 2018 (photos below). We came back and created Peak Extinction Rebellion.
We work with other XR groups in nearby Derby and Nottingham, as well as Midlands XR and the central XR.
WHAT IS EXTINCTION REBELLION?
We are an international apolitical network using non-violent direct action to persuade government to act on the Climate and Ecological Emergency.
We have three demands in the UK
1. TELL THE TRUTH All governments must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.
2. ACT NOW Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.
3. BEYOND POLITICS Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizen’s Assembly on climate and ecological justice.
1. WE HAVE A SHARED VISION OF CHANGE – creating a world that is fit for the next 7 generations to live in.
2. WE SET OUR MISSION ON WHAT IS NECESSARY – Mobilising 3.5% of the population to achieve system change – 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 THIS TOXIC SYSTEM – Leaving our comfort zones to take action for change, in open civil disobedience.
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 nonviolent 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. Anone who follows these core principles and values can take action in our name.
PHOTOS OF PEAK XR’S FIRST ACTION IN NOVEMBER 2018