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1. Sign Up/Donate

Make sure you’re signed up to the XR Colchester mailing list

Sign up to the XR UK mailing list

Donate here

2. See the talk: Heading for Extinction and what to do about it

Learn the truth about the climate and ecological crisis, and the urgency of tackling it. Learn about Extinction Rebellion’s approach to this existential threat to humanity and the reasons our strategy might work. Check the events page for upcoming dates.

Or watch it online

3. Join your nearest Affinity Group

These are groups of eight to twelve people who get to know each other well and can carry out or support actions at local and national level.  Members take on a range of roles such as well being, media, legal observer, arrestable and coordination. All members should attend Non Violent Direct Action training whether or not they are ‘an arrestable’. Complete this form to be put in touch with your local group (

Other roles with XRC  involving free training

Arrest Watch – an essential role during direct actions

Speaker – learn how to give the Heading for Extinction Talk

Trainer – help deliver Non Violent Direct Action training

De-escalation – help diffuse tensions during actions

4. Come to an Action!

Events are listed on the Events page and on our Facebook page   

5. Join a Working Group

Working Groups below have been set up to organise Extinction Rebellion Colchester.  Anyone can join a working group – you don’t need to be Non Violent Direct Action trained. To find out more contact the group coordinator directly. You can be involved as much or as little as you want, and no experience is required. Everyone’s ideas are valued.

Press – keep XR Colchester in the public eye and help build local support via print and social media

Actions – support Affinity Groups to carry out local actions as well as coordinate bigger collaborative actions

Art  – create material to enhance actions.. placards, flags, banners, Red Rebel costumes!

Wellbeing & regenerative culture – looking at ways of providing emotional support for all XRC Rebels

XR Samba  Band –  any level of experience welcome. Help get the dancing going and boost morale on actions!