Covid Crisis & Climate Crisis

Covid Crisis & Climate Crisis

. March 2020 on-going

Join XR in #rebelforlife #extinctionrebellion #earthday — an ongoing and international effort to build participation in the Extinction Rebellion and support XR’s demand for meaningful and just action on the climate crisis.

what do the covid crisis & climate crisis have in commmon?

spread the word (via socially distanced wheatpaste)

Use XR Chicago’s designs



Put them up around town on telephone posts, construction fences, coffee shop bulletin boards, in shop and home windows etc. using tape, a staple gun, wheatpaste etc. Spanish translations and versions for general XR posting forthcoming.

[Wheatpaste Text and Video Tutorials]

Use XR’s starter

stencil or share your own.


Find stencil resources in the XR print at home poster kit. We recommend using a sharp x-acto and old wallpaper or transparent vellum to make stencils (print design and put underneath). Use spray chalk if you want to avoid law-breaking.* More designs here.

[Stencil Video Tutorial]

Do your own thing!


Anyone is allowed and encouraged to act under the XR banner, as long as you are NON-VIOLENT and adhere to XR’s 10 principles and in service of our 4 demands. Check out the open-access inspiration folder and follow #PaintTheStreets to see what others have contributed worldwide!



When you put up a poster, stencil, sticker or something we haven’t dreamed up yet, share it on social media at @xrchicago and use (and follow!) the hashtags #PaintTheStreets #XRChicago and #ExtinctionRebellion. You can also tag us in an Instagram story and we’ll repost!

Get more involved in organizing for XR.


Let us know your interest in joining the Art Working Group by replying to with your interest.

How to wheat paste