The Dirty Water Campaign highlights the need for government and industry to act urgently to stop poisoning, and then start cleaning up coastal waters and waterways across the UK.
Dirty Water launches waves of public information and action aimed at engaging and mobilising those who are passionate about addressing the issue of water pollution. We are leveraging the success of previous campaigns and our three day protest event held in London this year, aka ‘The Big One’, to create alliances and work together with communities for change. We’re emphasising the importance of building alliances, inspiring and resonating with actions, and mobilising a larger base of support. We will show the public that XR is about more than roadblocks and glue, we are in your community and we care.
Surfing previous waves, we’ve launched Wave 5 of the Dirty Water campaign. Find the highlights below. Check out the full action pack for resources, guidance, flyers, info sheets and more.
Don’t Pay for Dirty Water
The Don’t Pay for Dirty Water campaign is a wastewater bill boycott. We can all legally withhold payment of the sewerage charge portion of our bills until the UK government and water companies stop poisoning and start cleaning up coasts and waterways across the UK. If you are sick of sewage destroying ecosystems, join thousands taking a stand and making the polluters pay, all around the country.
Engage your community
Community Assemblies are a brilliant way to get people talking about the issues that matter to them and deciding – together – on what to do next. Start one in your community! We’ve got suggested topics, how to’s, resources and connections to support your Community Assembly in the action pack.
Create your own Dirty Water crime scene
Create a crime scene to call out criminal acts against nature committed by water companies. With humour, creativity and unity we can expose their poisonous lies. Truth is the antidote. Find all the information you need in XR’s action pack.
Questions? Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re an XR local group and want to get involved, check out Wave 5 Action Pack below. If you’re in a group passionate about addressing the issue of water pollution, we recommend you find out more and/or use the resources and links below.
Here is a video of the local XR group in Dawlish and their protest in August 2023 against the ongoing pollution of our rivers and coastal waters. Let us know if you have a video of your action and we might feature yours here too. email@example.com
ResourcesDirty Water Wave 5 Action Pack (PDF) Order Form for Goodies! How does water regulation work in the UK? Sewage Pollution Alerts (Surfers Against Sewage Website) Rescuing Britain’s Rivers (River Action Charity Website)
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Help us fight for cleaner water
We print and deliver flyers, banners, posters and stickers to Dirty Water action groups all over the UK. Please help us raise money for print materials and shipping costs so they can continue pushing for cleaner water everywhere.
Anything you give, small or large will only and directly be used to push for cleaner water through the Dirty Water campaign.