On Saturday 8th August Extinction Rebellion will be creating a socially distanced event in East Street Taunton, inviting the public to imagine a healthier, cleaner, safer and fairer future for our town and planet. The event will be from 10:00 am to 2 pm.
The reassuring and heart-warming responses of our community to Covid 19 have shown the importance of collective action in the face of crisis. We know that we must continue to act together to confront the urgent issues of our time:
Scientists globally, are emphasising the connection between the pandemic and the climate and ecological crisis.*
Up to 36,000 people die annually in the UK alone from the effects of sustained exposure to air pollution** and alarmingly, 1,360 sites in the UK have breached the Government’s air quality objectives for clean air with our very own East Reach as one of them!***
The current pandemic has also exposed the stark inequalities and social injustices in our society leaving the most vulnerable at greatest risk.
So come along and:
- Imagine a carbon neutral future that cares for the balance of nature and for public health.
- Continue to connect with our communities sharing values that put human beings first.
- Imagine a community that continues to work with its official and voluntary organizations to bring real change in social and economic equality and which celebrates diversity and challenges racism.
The four central demands of XR are: Telling the truth about the climate and ecological crisis; achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2025; establishing a National Citizens Assembly to see through the actions needed to avert the crisis and calling for a just transition.