West Bank Park in Acomb isn’t a bad place to spend a sunny afternoon, especially when there’s live music, gardening tips, and community arts projects involved… Despite the ongoing threat of COVID-19, a better world is within reach.
At the moment, most people’s energy is taken up with the international need to tackle the threat and effects of the Coronavirus outbreak. Gatherings to protest about the climate are not possible, therefore it is a good time to focus on regenerative action.
XR York Co-ordinator Merry Dickinson explores the complex relationship between COVID-19 and the climate emergency.
Media Coordinator Laura Cox tackles the subject we can’t (and shouldn’t) avoid talking about.
A haunting poem from XR York’s Patrick Thelwell, which imagines the end of humanity in the wake of environmental and ecological collapse.
An anonymous arrestee from the recent Shell action in Cambridge shares their first-hand experience of arrest.
In this essay, Patrick Thelwell deals with the BBC’s reporting of the Extinction Rebellion protests beginning in October 2018, concluding the sustained direct action increased the quality and depth of the BBC’s reporting on Climate Breakdown.
Following XR York’s Fire and Floods Solidarity Vigil to show support for those affected by the disasters unfolding in Jakarta, Australia and Zambia, XR York and prolific activist Richard Lane explains the significance of the events and introduces the concept of ‘disaster fatigue’.
Media Co-ordinator Laura Cox explains why positive change must come from positive conversations, avoiding narratives of guilt.
According to Alastair Fitter, fellow of the Royal Society and University of York professor, a single teaspoon of soil can contain thousands of species and millions of organisms. Sadly, its significance is still largely unrecognised…