ART IN THE PARK SATURDAY 7th AUGUST 2021 - Extinction Rebellion Warwick District
 
 

Extinction Rebellion Warwick District

We are facing an unprecedented global climate emergency.

The government has failed to protect us.

To survive, it's going to take everything we've got.

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Oliva the Orangutan

For the first time since the lockdown ended, XRWD delivered an incredible event in a public space. The basic concept was to have a “Parade Against Extinction” around Jephson Gardens, with rebels carrying placards highlighting the plight of endangered species in the U.K. and the world, and accompanied by art work produced by adults and children.

We employed Emma Garafalo, a carnival artist of 20 years experience, to advise us on how to produce visually stunning models and masks of the butterflies, birds and mammals of the species we were focussing on. To this purpose, rebels showed commitment and hard work on two preparation days. On the day we tried to further educate the public about species extinction, by holding a quiz based on 13 endangered species . Quiz contestants won prizes donated by individuals and local businesses so this proved very popular. We ran two workshops for children and adults, Emma involved people in making “Olivia the Orangutan” and Ali, supported by XRWD rebels, helped children produce bats, butterflies and Puffin heads.

Our stall had information, not only about XR, but also pamphlets sent to us by conservation organisations, such as RSPB, the Hedgehog Preservation Society and the Bat Conservation Trust. Throughout the day we were really busy and our team of about 15 rebels helped deliver the event, The bonus was that we had a good write up in the Leamington Courier and developed a good relationship with the Festival Organiser who has invited us to take part again next year. https://www.leamingtoncourier.co.uk/news/people/art-loves-of-all-ages-enjoy-leamington-festivals-return-after-its-hiatus-due-to-covid-19-3342322

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not yet recycled


NOT YET RECYCLED?

If you're like us, then you will be fed up with buying products from the supermarket with those dreaded words 'not yet recycled' on the packaging.

Our rebels came up with a great idea and we want you to join us! Please save this 'not yet recycled' packaging and bring it to us (maybe collect it in a separate box next to your normal recycling💡).

There will be a drop off point at every Local Group Meeting.

Watch this space for what we are going to do with it! Be assured it will be fun and it'll relieve any guilt you might have, now that you don't have to throw it away.

 

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Extinction Rebellion

is a global environmental movement with the stated aim of using nonviolent civil disobedience to compel government action to avoid tipping points in the climate system, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse.

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