EXTINCTION REBELLION CORE PRINCIPLES

Extinction symbol used by Extinction Rebellion Guildford
Extinction Rebellion Guildford Facebook banner with egg timers and skulls signifying the closing window of opportunity to act on the climate emergency
Extinction symbol used by Extinction Rebellion Guildford

We are an autonomous network of environmental activists. This means that we operate without a hierarchy. There are no leaders, and everybody's input is as valued as anyone else's. 


You do not need experience in environmental activism, you don't need skills, you don't need anything other than to care! There are tons of different roles in extinction rebellion that you can fill to help prevent an unimaginable loss of human, animal, and plant life on our planet. 


This is an overwhelming problem. So overwhelming that many people prefer to bury their heads and continue with their lives as normal. It is easy to fall into the mindset of 'I'm just one person, what can i do'. 


With Extinction Rebellion you are not one person. You are part of something big. Together we have a chance.  Stand with us. 


As long as you abide by our 10 core principles you can fight this crisis in any way you choose.

1. we have a shared vision of change

Creating a world that is fit for generations to come

4. we openly challenge ourselves and our toxic system

Leaving our comfort zones to take action for change

7. we actively mitigate for power

Breaking down hierarchies of power for more equitable participation

2. we set our mission on what is necessary

Mobilising 3.5% of the population to achieve system change - using ideas such as "Momentum-driven organising" to achieve this

5. we value reflecting and learning

Following a cycle of action, reflection, learning, and planning for more action. Learning from other movements and contexts as well as our own experiences

8. we avoid blaming and shaming

We live in a toxic system, but no one individual is to blame

3. we need a regenerative culture

Creating a culture which is healthy, resilient and adaptable

6 we welcome everyone and every part of everyone

Working actively to create safer and more accessible spaces

9. we are a non-violent network

Using non-violent strategy and tactics as the most effective way to bring about change

10 we are based on autonomy and decentralisation

We collectively create the structures we need to challenge power. Anyone who follows these core principles and values can take action in the name of Extinction Rebellion