COP28 and counting ...
How many COPs does it take to arrest climate change?
There is lots going on, of course, globally, across the UK and here in Sheffield as the abysmal COP process takes us further into crisis. And that means lots of opportunities to get involved, shine a light and make some noise in a whole variety of ways - read on to find something that lands with your concerns and energies.
This seems like the right time to re-visit the XR Solemn Intention statement which I first heard read aloud on a roadblock in Parliament Square:
let’s take a moment, this moment, to consider why we are here
let’s remember our love, for this beautiful planet that feeds, nourishes and sustains us
let’s remember our love for the whole of humanity in all corners of the world
let’s recollect our sincere desire to protect all this, for ourselves, for all living beings, and for generations to come
as we act today, may we find the courage to bring a sense of peace, love and appreciation to everyone we encounter, to every word we speak and to every action we make
we are here for all of us
Hope, love and solidarity,
for XR Sheffield
Extinction Rebellion (XR) needs people who both take action, and those who support those taking action - and many of us do bits of both! We take time out to share food and make each other smile and check in when it all feels a bit too much. If you want to get in touch to talk about climate grief or just share how you’re feeling - even if that’s all you’re ready to do with XR at the moment - drop us a line email@example.com.
MONDAY MEETINGS AT UNION STREET
Come along to our weekly get-together every Monday evening at Union Street Co-Working Space (18-20 Union Street, Sheffield, S1 2JP). 6pm for hot drinks and social chats, 6:45-8pm for the meeting. You are welcome to bring your own food for the social part.
The next meetings are on:
What to expect at the Main Monday Meeting (MMM)
New member Catherine says:
In August me and my partner went to London to take part in the ‘Impossible Rebellion’. We’d never joined a protest or taken part in direct action, but were moved to get involved after hearing the shocking IPCC report headlines and Code Red for Humanity. We read that global warming of 2°C will be exceeded unless deep reductions in carbon dioxide occur. It was shocking. But jolted us into action. Since then we’ve attended the MMMs and joined some other XR Sheffield activities. The MMM is where people come along, learn about what is happening in XR and think about where they can get involved. People might break into groups to talk about a specific issue or plan action. There is an idea that ‘we are all crew’, that everyone can practically contribute, so you are encouraged to get involved in the things that interest you or that you have time for. I generally work six or seven days a week, life is very busy, but I feel better turning up on a Monday and being involved in an organisation that is raising the alarm about the climate emergency and trying to get politicians to act."
The Samba band also meet at the Co-Working Space on Union Street on Thursdays. Just like the Monday meetings, newcomers are always welcome.
City Centre StallsStalls by XR Sheffield and related organisations during COP28 weekRead more ..
Climate VigilSheffield Climate Vigil - 5-6pm at the top of Howard StRead more ..
Monday MeetingTo plan our welcome event on 11th DecemberRead more ..
For a full list see events
Also our latest events are on our Facebook page.
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