Everyone can can get involved in Extinction Rebellion. Whether it’s your first meeting, first time joining a protest, you just want to help behind the scenes or you’re a seasoned activist – we are all crew.
Come along to a meeting, join an event or email us to join the mailing list. There’s something for everyone!
Frequently asked questions
IS THIS FOR ME?
Extinction Rebellion is for anyone concerned about the climate and biodiversity loss. You don’t need to be an experienced activist. People in our group come from all walks of life. We welcome everyone, and every part of everyone, meaning that we make every effort to be inclusive and don’t judge anyone for actions they are or aren’t taking in their own personal lives. Each person have skills and experiences which are useful to the movement, whether as an arrestee or in a support role.
HOW MUCH TIME DO I HAVE TO COMMIT?
You can decide which meetings, groups and actions you get involved in, depending on what suits you. It’s totally flexible.
ARE EVENTS FAMILY FRIENDLY?
Many Extinction Rebellion events are family friendly. We are strictly non-voilent in both our communication and actions, and our events are alcohol and drugs free. Some actions of course are more disruptive and may involve large crowds or police. If you’re unsure about a particular event, please talk to the event organiser.
why do you do disruptive actions?
Decades of protests, petitions and lobbying have not worked. The crisis has got worse and worse. So we have no choice but to break the rules and try to bring about change that way. Watch this video to find out about the power of non-violent direct action. Sometimes we call this ‘NVDA’.
WILL I GET ARRESTED?
We do a wide range of non-violent direct actions. Many have no risk of arrest, but some are more disruptive and you may get arrested and if charged and convicted, get a criminal record and a fine. We recommend that every rebel does training Know Your Rights Training so that you can assess what actions you want to take. We also do Non Violent Direct Action training to help keep actions calm and positive. If you are not in a position to be arrested, there are loads of support roles you can take. And if you are arrested, there is legal and wellbeing support.