My name is Giorgia Adragna, aka Geo and I attend the academy of fine arts in Palermo, Sicily. I have always cared about the environment - when I was younger I forced my friends and high school friends to put their cigarette ends in an empty pack that I took from the ground. The situation in Sicily is very depressing, especially in the Trapani area and in the Palermo area, where I was born and grew up. In October 2018 I started a new artistic journey in Palermo, a wonderful city, full of riches but treated as a rubbish dump by its own inhabitants. I didn't understand why people behaved in this way and then I started traveling around the city, asking people in the street why Palermo, despite being beautiful, is treated in this way. For many the problem is the municipality, the mayor and the region, but I think that the fundamental problem is indifference and antisocial attitudes. So I started to change my lifestyle, because I realized that recycling and not throwing rubbish on the ground is not enough. Yes it is very important, but it is necessary to reduce consumption, reuse what you have and reject any form of disposable plastic. In recent months I have connected to the international movement Fridays For Future, created and circulated by the young activist Greta Thunberg, whom I respect very much. Initially there was public discussion of this movement, as a sort of fad, but later on striking with signs in front of the town hall did not work anymore, because we are not heard. I felt so alone. At that point I met the Extinction Rebellion movement. In particular I enrolled in the Extinction Rebellion Italy online platform, from which a world of people with a great desire to do and to act on the situation opened up. The movement was born in London and has become an international movement in less than a year, it has also arrived in Sicily, we Alcamo boys are the pioneers! The XR movement is based on studies of actions carried out in the past (ex: Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks) and believes that to bring about a real change of system there is need for a mobilization of 3.5% of the world population, acting NON-VIOLENTLY, as a strategy - because non-violent actions have a greater probability of bringing positive and long-lasing change - through mass civil disobedience. The three policy requests are: 1 TELL THE TRUTH - Admit that the situation is not under control 2 ACT NOW - The state must declare the climatic and ecological emergency and act accordingly 3 PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY - We need a team of civilians to guide the action of politicians in the interests of the public During this summer with the XR Sicily group we have carried out numerous activities, from artistic performances to clean-ups, from awareness-raising to volunteering! In the past few weeks I have been working on the third global climate strike on September 27th, in my country, Alcamo in which I will exhibit one of my sculptural works, made up of plastic bottles recovered in the streets and modelled in the shape of jellyfish - sea creatures that have evolved for millions of years without using the brain. With this work I try to make the observer think, making him understand that we ‘advanced’ human beings with our brains are instead destroying ourselves. Also from 7 to 13 October the International Rebellion will be held - in Italy it will be in Rome and I can't wait to participate!