EXTINCTION REBELLION YOUTH
This is an emergency. We are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction and our leaders are failing us. The 2022 IPCC report says we have FOUR YEARS for global greenhouse gas emissions to peak or we will face climate breakdown. Extinction Rebellion Youth is an international rebellion of young people using non-violent civil disobedience to fight for immediate and just government action against the climate and ecological emergency. XRY Boston is the youth counterpart of XR Massachusetts, and a local group of XR Youth US. If you are eighteen or younger join us as well rebel for a just future!
Extinction Rebellion has four demands in the US
TELL THE TRUTH
The government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency and working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.
The government must take immediate action to halt biodiversity loss and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.
The government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens' Assembly on climate and ecological justice.
There must be a just transition that prioritizes the most vulnerable people and establishes indigenous sovereignty and remediation led by and for communities suffering environmental injustice.
To read more about our mission and principles, click here.
Jo and Lauren preform their slam-poem style speech in front of the statehouse at the Boston Climate Strike on March 3rd, 2023