Extinction Rebellion (XR) is an environmental group practicing Nonviolent Direct Action (NVDA) to confront the largest organisations contributing most to the ongoing Climate and Ecological Emergency.

XR is the largest Self-Organising System of activists in the world. This means we in Birmingham act independently, tackling local issues as well as being part of national actions.

We are locals. We are just like you. We are teachers, medical workers, admin staff, retired people, and students. We are angry about the Climate and Ecological Emergency and hopeful for a better future.

We are doing something about it. Are you ready to join us?


All of Extinction Rebellion (XR) are united by our three demands. Hover over each to learn more.

1. Tell the Truth

All institutions must communicate the danger we are in. We must be clear about the extreme cascading risks humanity now faces, the injustice this represents, its historic roots, and the urgent need for rapid political, social and economic change.

2. Act Now

Every part of society must act now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025 and begin protecting and repairing nature immediately. The whole of society must move into a new precautionary paradigm, where life is sacred and all are in service to ensuring its future.

3. Decide Together
We demand a culture of participation, fairness and transparency. The Government must create and be led by a Citizens’ Assembly on Climate and Ecological Justice. Only the common sense of ordinary people will help us navigate the challenging decisions ahead.