Objection to water bottling factory

Press Release 17 February 2021 Extinction Rebellion Luton have been alerting the people of Luton that the area is threatened with a huge increase in traffic, contributing to the climate crisis.  The threat comes from a proposed bottling plant at Butterfield Green. “We are in a state Ecological Emergency, a Climate Crisis”, said campaigner Mark …

Stop funding Climate Change

Are YOU funding Climate Change? Time to change your Bank Account HSBC have sunk £67 billion into fossil fuel projects since the 2015 Paris Climate agreement. It pours Billions into gas extraction in Mozambique and continues to fund coal, gas and oil pollution around the world. From 2016 to 2018 Barclays funded fossil fuel companies …

Save Vauxhall Way Trees

XRLuton fully support the “Save Vauxhall Way Trees” campaign. Come along to Wigmore Park on Saturday 18th July, 11am, to meet for Samba Band rehearsal – skills not needed, just a drum or next best thing, or just a willing to take part in related actions 🥁🥁🥁 Follow this link to sign the Change.Org petition: …

Luton climate activists warn that ‘inaction = death’

Today (Thursday 25th June 2020) the Climate Change Committee deliver their progress report to government. At the same time, activists from Extinction Rebellion marched through Luton Town Centre to deliver letters to the town’s MPs and Council leaders, demanding action on the climate emergency. The CCC report is expected to confirm that government has failed …

Scientist in court for handing out leaflet

Physicist Dr Robert Basto will appear at Luton Magistrates Court this week charged with not leaving the airport when requested (bylaw 2.24) after attempting to hand out leaflets alerting people to the climate emergency.  Dr Basto’s arrest took place at London Luton Airport on 18 January 2020, where Extinction Rebellion protesters were preparing to march …

Saturday 18th – Operation: Mad Hatter

Extinction Rebellion is dedicated to drawing attention to the climate crisis. Here in Luton, the council CHOSE TO DELAY declaration of a climate emergency, rather than join the many councils that have. They are considering a plan, but why wait? [UPDATE: Luton have now declared a climate emergency; BBC coverage here] Then there is the …

Action at the Airport Consultation

The Luton airport expansion plan consultations are a slick and sombre affair, staffed by consultants who present from carefully sanitised stands and brochures – it’s a shame almost everyone who visits is opposed to the plan. It is such a waste of paper and staples. Yesterday was cold, wet, and dark early, but this wasn’t …

Ask your MP or Councillor these questions

Are you willing to ask our representatives Climate Crisis questions? Their answers will help the XR Luton Political Group understand their views, helping us shape our actions going forward. We’d like you to contact current and potential MPs and Councillors – find your Ward Councillors here. Let Helena know by email ( xrluton@gmail.com ) of …