• How to hold a simple climate conversation

    Judy has gained a lot of experience in community education in her working life. She also is deeply concerned by what she sees going on around the world right now. Together with her friend Sue, she’s starting holding Climate Conversations and is excited to see this develop. They’re both trained ...

  • Tony’s Diary from The Big One

    Tony had been to other London Rebellions organised by Extinction Rebellion over the years – but not one like this. Not one where Extinction Rebellion would be building bridges with other organisations to draw together a gathering on 100,000 people from across the country. Not one where Extinction Rebellion would ...

  • Kris On Being A Red Rebel

    Some Background The Red Rebel Brigade symbolises the common blood we share with all species, that unifies us and makes us one. As such, we move as one, act as one and more importantly feel as one. We  are unity and we empathise with our surroundings, we are forgiving. The ...

  • 50 years of environmental campaigning with Lesley

    Lesley has been involved in environmental campaigns and community groups in the North East for about 50 years. We caught up with her to find out more about her inspiring life. Let’s start with ‘why’. Why have you devoted so much of your time and life to these environmental campaigns ...

  • Tony on clean air, XR for Health & cycling

    Tony is a retired consultant paediatrician and honorary senior lecturer in child heath working in community paediatrics in Newcastle. With experience in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Palestine, he’s still active in global child health teaching and advocacy. Let’s find out more about how his work has influenced his perspective on what ...

  • Why Carol loves talking to people about climate change

    Just before Christmas 2022, Carol delivered a talk in central Newcastle about the climate emergency which included her own story and perspective. Here’s a flavour of what she shared on that evening to inspire and encourage us. Carol is a geochemist who uses the chemistry of rocks to see what ...

  • How Helen and Andy are reducing waste to landfill

    Helen and Andy first got involved with Extinction Rebellion in Gateshead in February 2020 when people came from all over the country to protest against the opening of a new opencast mine in Pont Valley. “We couldn’t believe the commitment of these individuals who stood at the entrance to the ...