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Welcome to XR Waltham Forest!
Below, we have listed a summary of actions and events.
You can find more on the XR UK website, the XR London website or the XR London facebook page.
Next Local Group Meeting
Local group meetings usually take place in Walthamstow or Leytonstone. The next date for a meeting is to be confirmed and will be updated here as soon as possible
Everyone is welcome!
If you haven’t joined us in the past and would like more information, please get in touch directly via our email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gardening sessions in the Welcome garden
The Welcome Garden crew meet every Sunday from 2pm – 5pm. Find out more on the Welcome Garden page.
The Big One
XR Waltham Forest took part in The Big one a four day action at Parliament Square on 21-24th April. The event included the People’s Pickets outside government departments with XRWF picketing the Ministry of Justice and a march for biodiversity with XRWF bringing ‘Morris’ a large snowy owl made from recycled materials.
XR WalthamForest picketing the Ministry of Justice with speakers and talks on Friday 21 April 2023.
XR Walthamforest with Morris the snowy owl on the March for biodiversity on Saturday 22nd April 2023.
Climate Action Day 2022
This year’s Leytonstone Climate Action Day was on July 9th 12-5pm in St John’s Churchyard, Leytonstone E11 1HH.
Visit the Leytonstone Climate Collective website for more details.
Film screening, meal and discussion
In July 2022 we held a community meal, film screening and a chance to discuss a vision for the future. Organised in partnership with Extinction Rebellion Waltham Forest, the Welcome Garden, Organic Lea and St. Mary’s Church, there was a showing of the Landworkers’ Alliance and Black Bark Films ‘In Our Hands: Seeding Change’, a film that came out in 2017 to address some of the issues of intensive, industrial agriculture.
Through this film screening and the discussion afterwards we invite everyone to think more deeply about the ways in which access to good, nutritious food intersects with wider issues of privilege, race, class, and climate instability and breakdown.
Climate Action day
On 6 November 2021 the community of Leytonstone wrote 125 letters to business leaders, local government and the prime minister. Watch the video to see more.
Zero Waste Festive Fair
On 4th December 2021 XRWF Families hosted an afternoon of family friendly, seasonal fun. Attendees created cards to demand urgent action on waste and the climate crisis and then marched to deliver them to Stella Creasy’s office.