RESTORE NATURE NOW!

XR Warwick District joined the Restore Nature Now march on Saturday 22 June in London, alongside a wide range of organisations, from the RSPB and the National Trust to Wildlife Trusts, to bring 5 key demands to the UK government of the near future:

Insure Our Future Birmingham May 2024

On 17 May Warwick District rebels caught the early train to Birmingham to picket insurance companies alongside other XR groups, as part of the Insure our Future campaign.

Restore Nature Now: Bus from Leamington 22 June

Restore Nature Now march London 22 June 2024.

XR Warwick District is organising a bus from Leamington, £23 per head, with discounts for children and unwaged: get your tickets here: Eventbrite

Air Pollution Outreach

The last few months have seen local group XR members out on the streets in Warwick District's three largest towns, talking to people about the dangers of air pollution and mapping air quality, using the very useful website addresspollution.org. We invited people to enter their postcode on the website, which then flags up a colour-coded result indicating an overall pollution level at that location.
 

London’s Insure Our Future March 2024

I arrived early on a sunny morning in Trinity Square Gardens, in readiness for a 10.30 demo start. Happily, the first group I came across were from the West Midlands and it was fantastic to meet people whose faces I’d previously seen on the Coordinators’ Zoom sessions.

Air Pollution Outreach

On Sunday 17 December 2023, we spoke to local people about air pollution in our area outside Leamington Town Hall and mapped the pollution where they lived.

Protest at Airport Consultative Committee

Stop Birmingham Airport Expansion Protest

XR Warwick District  joined the first Stop Birmingham Airport Expansion protest, in wind and rain, to hold placards and chant in front of Birmingham’s Airport Consultative Committee meeting on Thursday 7 December.

XRWD vs Air Pollution

We had a really constructive What Next? meeting on Wednesday 8th November, it was great to see new faces and more familiar ones.

We decided to focus on air pollution in Warwick District going forward, drawing on resources from other XR groups and data on pollution postcode by postcode.

Outreach / Climate Roulette / Coffee

On 14th October XR Warwick District set up a roulette wheel outside Leamington Town Hall and invited citizens to play Climate Roulette.

CUT THE CRAP SEVERN TRENT

On Friday 7th July 2023, XR Warwick District joined a march from the Godiva Statue to Severn Trent's headquarters in Coventry.   

  • In 2020, Severn Trent dumped raw sewage into the rivers for more than 500,000 hours 
  • Meanwhile, they paid out £261 million in dividends last year and CEO Liz Garfield pocketed £3.9 million in pay