Ex­tinc­tion Re­bel­lion to hold first Fort Wil­liam meet­ing

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

En­vi­ron­men­tal ac­tivist group Ex­tinc­tion Re­bel­lion is host­ing its first pub­lic meet­ing in Fort Wil­liam.

Tak­ing place on Tues­day Jan­uary 22 at Dun­cans­burgh Church Hall, or­gan­is­ers hope to en­gage with Lochaber res­i­dents about the aims and ob­jec­tives of the group.

Es­tab­lished in 2018, Ex­tinc­tion Re­bel­lion is an in­ter­na­tional so­cial move­ment that aims to drive rad­i­cal change through non-vi­o­lent protest to min­imise species ex­tinc­tion and avert cli­mate break­down.

Cam­paign­ers want lo­cal and na­tional gov­ern­ment to en­act legally bind­ing pol­icy mea­sures to re­duce car­bon emis­sions to net zero by 2025 and re­duce con­sump­tion lev­els. The move­ment gained global at­ten­tion in Novem­ber 2018 af­ter thou­sands of peo­ple took part in co-or­di­nated ac­tion in London in what was de­scribed as ‘one of the big­gest acts of peace­ful civil dis­obe­di­ence in the UK in decades’.

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