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People’s movement ‘Extinction Rebellion’ starts a Chennai chapter


Extinction Rebellion is a global environmental movement that uses non violent civil disobedience to compel government inaction.

Product or concept

  • The Chennai chapter of this organisation hold creative public demonstrations focused on the local environmental issues that affects ordinary people.
  • The organisation also works with other media and volunteering organisations in creating conversation and facilitating required systems change around climate change issues.

Problem being solved

Raise awareness regarding government’s lax approach to environmental problems in the city.

Process or technology involved

The group hold weekly meetings regarding their creative public demonstrations of climate change phenomenon taking place in the city.

Sustainability benefits

Use of non-violence and civil dis-obedience movement to bring awareness of the urban environment’s plight.

User segments that will benefit

  • Students
  • College
  • Young Working Professionals

People or organizations involved

Extinction Rebellion, India

Nityanand Jayraman, Vertiver Collective

Innovations or USPs

Creative and unique approach to grab attention of people in public places to raise awareness on climate change in the city.

Related engineering, science or business topics

Environmental Science



Other interesting highlights

Organised Save Chennai Wetlands campaign along with volunteer and activist groups, including Chennai Solidarity Group, Chennai Youth Action on Climate Change, Fridays for Future and Poovulagin Nanbargal.

Chennai Metropolitan Area


Climate scientist explains Extinction Rebellion

'If not you, then who? If not now, then when?' | Global Climate Strike India | Extinction Rebellion

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Know more about the people behind this

The Guardian view on Extinction Rebellion: numbers alone won’t create change : The article talks about the Group Extinction Rebellion's strategies to popularise climate change effects around the world.

Global movement Extinction Rebellion is spawning India’s future climate change warriors : The article talks about Extinction Rebellion's climate change activism roadmap in Indian cities.

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Involve yourself/participate in activities

Extinction Rebellion Chennai Instagram Channel : One can find out more about the future events on their Instagram Channel.

Extinction Rebellion Facebook Page : One can find out more about their activities in Chennai in this page.

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Connect with experts

Nityanand Jayaraman : Nityanand Jayaraman is an environmental writer and researcher based in Chennai. He investigates and reports on corporate abuses of environment and is part of an anti-corporate collective called Vettiver Koottamaippu (Collective).

Environmentalist Foundation of India : The organisation promotes grassroots volunteering to conserve and manage the freshwater bodies or Chennai city.

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Learn more

Action on climate change: Environmental activism or citizen lobby? : The article delves into two ideologies that would enable people to change lifestyle for the betterment of the planet.

Grassroots activism: make that change : The article looks at the factors enabling grassroot activism drive the climate change agenda globally.

Climate activism is now a global movement, but it’s still not enough : The article provides information on strategies that have to come into place for climate change to be more than just activism chants.

Why young climate activists have captured the world’s attention : The article takes a took at instances the younger generations have caught the world leaders attention regarding environmental issues.