“…systemic political shifts have required civil disobedience on a significant scale……This is not an aberration; it is how change happens …….Few have occurred without it..…It’s time to participate in non-violent political movements wherever possible.” Christina Figueres   Figueres, the UN Secretary for Climate Change between 2010 and 2015, is the public face of the historic […]

Will covid-19 help reset our relationship with planet earth?

“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” Vladimir Ilyich Lenin It is hard to believe that, just three months ago, apocalyptic scenes like this seemed ever-present on our TV screens and a galvanised environmental agenda dominated the public discourse. But today’s apocalyptic scenes are of overflowing intensive care units, […]

Waverley Borough Council Climate Emergency

Last September Waverley Borough Council declared a climate emergency. Over the following 4 months the council’s Environment department has synthesised a strategy with each department at the council contributing policy responses. This strategy and policy statements has been approved by the Council Executive and is now open for public consultation. The council officers and Executive […]

How should we react to covid-19?

“The pandemic has proved that delays are deadly and expensive. If we are to avoid a cascade of future crises, governments must think beyond a return to business as usual. Our conception of what is “normal” will have to change….. In the past, those goals have been dismissed as unrealistic or expensive, but recent weeks have […]

Heading for extinction – For Newcomers

Based on the Heading for Extinction (H4E) talk, this presentation takes newcomers to XR through the science behind the CEE and then how XR works to combat it, setting out who we are, how we operate and how you can become more involved in XR Farnham’s work. Download PDF Now  

New flight paths around Farnborough

The new flight paths around Farnborough (see maps below) mean that there will be increased aircraft noise in many towns in the area, as far away as Reading. The increase in the number of flights operating from Farnborough further increases the resulting disturbance. The new “controlled airspace” allocated to Farnborough means that light aircraft, gliders, […]

Farnham Extinction Rebellion – People’s Assembly

Farnham Extinction Rebellion – People’s Assembly Theories of Change – Feedback On 11th February 2020, Farnham XR group held a People’s Assembly (PA) to deliberate on three different Theories of Change (ToC) that we are currently using to achieve XR’s aims addressing the Climate and Ecological Emergency (CEE) The PA began with a ‘teach in’ […]