Herefordshire Starlings join rebellion

Over 100 people from Herefordshire, along with many others from the Welsh borders, will join the imminent international XR rebellion in London, which starts on Monday 7 October.

The Herefordshire-wide Extinction Rebellion group – nicknamed The Starlings – includes local groups from Kington, Hereford City, the Golden Valley, South Herefordshire, and Leominster & Ludlow. Many HGN members are involved. During the action, which is planned to last for a fortnight, they will be occupying a site with the Bristol and Wales groups, as well as XR LGBTQI+ and XR Farmers.

Kate Bull, HGN’s new administrator, will be in London as part of the rebellion for the first week. She said, “April’s rebellion helped to raise a huge amount of awareness about the ecological and climate emergency that we are facing. Coupled with the school strikes, we’re finally eating into people’s consciousness.

But the response of our governments and leaders, worldwide, is nowhere near commensurate with the scale of this crisis. We will continue to rebel until the government meets our demands, which are to tell the truth about the emergency, to act as if it is an emergency, and to set up a people’s assembly to oversee the systemic changes necessary for us to tackle it.”

She urged everybody to join the rebellion in London, even if they can only do so for one day. “We have to ask ourselves: if not us, then who? If not now, then when? Everybody. Now.”

Climate quiz whizzes wanted!

Now here’s a clever idea from Perry Walker. He’s trying to get every pub quiz in the county to include a section on climate change in the autumn, and we’d like our brilliant Network to support his initiative.

You can help by:
* Letting us know which pubs you frequent and whether they have a quiz team or not. If they do, can you give us the name of the quizmaster/mistress and contact details?
* Suggesting questions. Think about what would interest a non-specialist. We think they should meet one or more of these criteria: be about solutions; be surprising in some way; be about daily life.

We can send you the developing list of questions if you are interested, but here’s an example:

Q1.According to Donald Trump who created the concept of global warming?

  1. China 
  2. The Democrats 
  3. Mexico 
  4. North Korea

[Answer = China]

Please email Perry Walker perryw@talkshopuk.org with your questions and suggestions.

Zero Carbon Updates

Our May Gathering will on Wednesday 17th May on the subject of ZERO CARBON UPDATES at 7.30 – 9.30pm, De Koffie Pot.

Gordon Coppock will  bring us an update and all new workshop from his friends at Zero Carbon Britain.

And immediately before the Gathering on the 15th May from around 6pm please join us for a rehearsal of the Turnastone Peace Choir.

Please keep an eye on the HGN Facebook page for updates about HGN events & Gatherings.