EXTINCTION REBELLION CORE PRINCIPLES
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