People’s movement ‘Extinction Rebellion’ starts a Chennai chapter - Green Showcase @ GreenExpo
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Extinction Rebellion is a global environmental movement that uses non violent civil disobedience to compel government inaction.
Raise awareness regarding government’s lax approach to environmental problems in the city.
The group hold weekly meetings regarding their creative public demonstrations of climate change phenomenon taking place in the city.
Use of non-violence and civil dis-obedience movement to bring awareness of the urban environment’s plight.
Extinction Rebellion, India
Nityanand Jayraman, Vertiver Collective
Creative and unique approach to grab attention of people in public places to raise awareness on climate change in the city.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.