March 2023, first newsletter

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Hello Exeter Rebels

The last two newsletters have had a corrupted link to book tickets for the Cl!mate Fresk Workshop. Apologies to any that have been faced with a message asking you to log in and congratulations to those that managed to work around it and book a ticket. We have now set up an EventBrite page to make booking the tickets much more straightforward. Although tickets are free, because space is limited it is highly recommended to book a ticket.


For those that are uncertain of what a Climate Fresk workshop is:


Cl!mate Fresk Workshop

10.30am, Saturday 4 March, Climate Action Hub. 


Want to help tackle climate change but don’t have the time to become a climate scientist?
In just 3 hours, the collaborative Cl!mate Fresk workshop will teach you the fundamental science behind climate change and empower you to take action.
In order to take action and build solutions, we first need to understand the problem. Cl!mate Fresk is the most powerful tool for providing a quality climate education that is accessible to anyone and can be scaled quickly within an organisation or community.
This is the second Cl!mate Fresk workshop to be held at the Hub, we will be running them regularly, training more facilitators and taking them out to local businesses.
This is a three hour workshop, doors open at 10:30 and the workshop will start at 11:00 ending by 14:00. Places are limited, so please book a ticket at no cost.
While we don’t charge for the workshop to enable anyone to attend, we do ask for donations on the day towards the cost of running the Hub.

More info on Cl!mate Fresk here:

Keep an eye on the local website and Facebook page for updates between newsletters. 


Citizens’ Survey Board success and call for support

On 25 of February on a freezing Saturday with a biting wind, we trialled a new outreach strategy: Citizens’ Survey Boards.

It was rewarding and fun and in terms of signups and the number of people who indicated they were prepared to come to London for the big one between 21 to 24 April it was super successful – and this in spite of the weather! Following a debrief on the 28 of February, the same group agreed to proceed as planned with a second outing of the boards on 18 of March. In view of the urgency of recruiting large numbers for London we would have liked to add a third one by the first week of April. As an affinity group we do not have the capacity to do this and we are hoping that another Affinity Group, Working Group or group friends could take this on. All materials and expertise available from the Seagulls AG.

If interested email rebel with your telephone number or preferred method of contact.


March dates overview


Thursday 2 March 2023

18:30 – Introduction Meeting – Climate Action Hub

19:30 – Social – City Gate pub


Friday 3 March 2023

10:30-12:00 – Climate Cafe at Exeter Climate Action Hub


Saturday 4 March 2023

10:00-17:00 – Just Stop Oil NVDA training


Saturday 4 March 2023


10:30-14:00 – Climate Fresk at the Climate Action Hub


Saturday 18 March 2023

11:00 – Pink Table and Citizen Survey Board in Exeter city centre


Sunday 26 March 2023

10:30 – Flag Making / Arts Workshop for all ages and children and young people – XR Exeter Families

Newsletters go out at the start of the month and mid-month. Please submit copy for the next edition by Sunday 12 March 2023.

There may be additional newsletters during periods of action. If you have XR news, events, training, activities and other opportunities you would like to include, then do get involved in a fortnightly meeting. You can contact the group through the Facebook page or email
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Just Stop Oil NVDA training
Sat 4 March at Exeter Community Centre, 10am to 5pm. The training is being offered in connection with slow march protests planned for Bristol and London.

Intro to Extinction rebellion

The next Introduction to Extinction Rebellion Exeter is on Thursday 2 March at 6:30pm at the Climate Action Hub in Exeter.


Come along to find out more about the local group, including plans to gather peacefully at the House of Parliament between 21 and 24 April to demand an end to the fossil fuel era and for a citizen-led transformation towards a fair society. Everyone welcome!


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