Events calendar

Our calendar of current environmental events includes:

  • Demonstrations
  • Training courses
  • Fairs
  • Talks

Events marked with a Friends of the Earth logo are organised by or with us. 

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Stakeholder Engagement : Building Amazing Relationships

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

You will learn: increase participation in your organisation, identify, prioritise, and interact with key players, assess the key issues relating to engagement, build capacity, how to expand and retain community of stakeholders, develop an engagement strategy, how to work with your participants on a change agenda. Costs: see website.Concessionary rates available.

Contact: Bertil Grunberg, [email protected]
Location: TCPA, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AS
Start time: 10:00
End time: 16:00
Organisation or Local Group: Talk Action

Communicating Renewable Energy

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Offers core information about key renewable energy technologies, and focuses on how to make the case for renewables. Suitable for anyone keen to get their facts straight. Whether you are a business, a local authority, an organisation promoting the use of renewables and sustainability, or an independent consultant looking to increase your knowledge, this course will provide you with the key skills needed.

Contact: Bertil Grunberg, [email protected]
Location: TCPA, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AS
Start time: 10:00
Organisation or Local Group: Talk Action
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Demo against Cuadrilla's application for the Roseacre site

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Demo outside County Hall in Preston as the Council votes on whether to approve Cuadrilla’s application for the Roseacre site.

Contact: [email protected]
Location: Outside County Hall in Preston, PR1 8RL
Start time: 9.00am
End time: 10.00am
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Demo against Cuadrilla's application for the Little Plumpton site

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Demo outside County Hall in Preston as the Council votes on whether to approve Cuadrilla’s application for the Little Plumpton site.

Contact: [email protected]
Location: Outside County Hall in Preston, PR1 8RL
Start time: 9.00am
End time: 10.00am

Media Training (Public Sector, NGOs and Social Enterprises) - Edinburgh

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

This short course teaches how to improve your communications to create positive media interest (national, local, specialist & social media) and gain public support. You will learn: core media processes to help you with communication skills, campaigning and community outreach publications; how to prepare and package media stories and examine any issues that might arise; how to communicate your story in a way that sets the media agenda, positively promotes your organisation and improves PR.

Contact: [email protected]
Location: The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR
Start time: 10:00
Organisation or Local Group: Talk Action

Global climate change - the evidence

Thursday, February 5, 2015

A lecture by Professor Paul G.K. Rodhouse DSc, British Antarctic Survey Emeritus Fellow. Drawing on the latest assessment of the UN IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) this lecture will present the evidence, highlighting where there are high levels of consensus and also where there are uncertainties. Tickets Adults £15, Students £10 to include welcome drink and canapes.

Contact: [email protected]
Location: Gilbert White’s House & Gardens, High St, Selborne, Alton, GU34 3JH
Start time: 19:00
End time: 21:30
Organisation or Local Group: Gilbert White's House and The Oates Collection

Go Green Week

Monday, February 9, 2015 to Sunday, February 15, 2015

Go Green Week is People & Planet’s annual national week of climate action in schools, colleges and universities. Every February, students run a week of activities to raise awareness and demand stronger action to tackle the climate crisis. This year, Go Green Week will take place between 9 - 15 February and will coincide with Global Divestment Day on 13-14 February. It’s going to be an action-packed week, with hundreds of events happening up and down the country!

Contact: Miriam Wilson, 01865 264 180
Location: People & Planet, 16-17 Turl Street, Oxford, OX4 2AZ
Start time:
Organisation or Local Group: People & Planet
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Get Bristol Buzzing - the Greater Bristol Urban Pollinator Summit

Monday, February 9, 2015

Plenary and workshops for all in the greater Bristol area to take action for pollinators in urban environments and develop an action plan.

Contact: Mike Birkin, South West Campaigner, 0117 9420128 [email protected]
Location: @t Bristol, Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5DB
Start time: 09:45
End time: 16:15
Organisation or Local Group: Bristol Friends of the Earth, Get Bristol Buzzing Urban Pollinator Forum
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North West Regional Gathering

Saturday, February 14, 2015

An opportunity for local activists to come together and get up to speed on campaigns, share their skills and successes, and network together.

Contact: Carla Doran - [email protected]
Location: Green Fish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE
Start time: 10:30
End time: 16:30
Organisation or Local Group: Friends of the Earth

SE Essex Seed Potato Day 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Approximately 40 varieties of seed potato (some organic) sold individually at 15p per tuber, plus some onion sets. We source as many organically grown potato seed varieties as possible. All seed is UK-grown to slow the invasion of brown rot from mainland Europe. Please check website for updates.

Contact: [email protected]
Location: Growing Together Westcliff, 47 Fairfax Drive (corner of Fairfax Drive and Prittlewell Chase), Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 9AG
Start time: 10:00
End time: 14:00
Organisation or Local Group: SE Essex Organic Gardeners
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Greater South East Regional Gathering

Saturday, February 21, 2015

An opportunity for local activists to come together and get up to speed on campaigns, share their skills and successes, and network together.

Contact: Tim Gee - [email protected] or Laura McFarlane-Shopes - [email protected]
Location: The Printworks, Clapham Road, Stockwell, London SW9 0HP.
Start time: 11.00
End time: 16:30
Organisation or Local Group: Friends of the Earth
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South West Regional Gathering

Saturday, February 28, 2015

An opportunity for local activists to come together and get up to speed on campaigns, share their skills and successes, and network together.

Contact: Tim Atkinson - [email protected]
Location: Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY.
Start time: 11.00
End time: 16.45
Organisation or Local Group: Friends of the Earth
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West Midlands Regional Gathering

Saturday, February 28, 2015

An opportunity for local activists to come together and get up to speed on campaigns, share their skills and successes, and network together.

Contact: Howard Whitehead - [email protected]
Location: Birmingham and Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS
Start time: 10:00
End time: 16:30
Organisation or Local Group: Friends of the Earth

People Care Permaculture Intensive

Monday, March 9, 2015 to Sunday, March 15, 2015

Permaculture design for the self and our communities. This immersive residential course will enable participants to confidently apply permaculture design tools to personal and social settings. We will explore the role of nature connection in resourcing ourselves, our creativity and our design process.

Contact: [email protected]
Location: High Heathercombe Centre, Dartmoor
Start time: 16:00
End time: 14:30
Organisation or Local Group: High Heathercombe Centre
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Yorkshire & Humber Regional Gathering

Saturday, March 14, 2015

An opportunity for local activists to come together and get up to speed on campaigns, share their skills and successes, and network together.

Contact: Carla Doran - [email protected]
Location: To be confirmed
Start time:
Organisation or Local Group: Friends of the Earth

Good Practice Stakeholder Participation Training with a focus on the environment

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 to Thursday, March 19, 2015

This three day training course will help participants explore the benefits and challenges of involving stakeholders in decisions about the environment, understand the principles and concepts of stakeholder participation, learn practical facilitation skills and how to design a participation process. Leaflet available from www.dialoguematters.co.uk/training.asp

Contact: [email protected], 01233 813 875
Location: Coldharbour Office, Coldharbour Farm, Amage Road, Wye, Ashford, TN25 5DB
Start time: 09:00
End time: 16:00
Organisation or Local Group: Dialogue Matters Ltd

Sustainable Beekeeping Weekend Course

Saturday, March 21, 2015 to Sunday, March 22, 2015

This course is for anyone from beginners to experienced beekeepers who are interested in learning about more sustainable methods of beekeeping. The first day of the course will take a look at the fascinating world of the honeybee, introducing key concepts in their biology and ecology. Day 2 will focus on how to keep bees in Waree hives and the practice of keeping bees within an ethical framework. The course is taught by Sean Hearn and is held at Hawkwood Nursery with a mostly classroom sessions and some practical/observation work in the Hawkwood apiary. Reserve your place by booking your place now on our registration page.

Contact: [email protected]
Location: Hawkwood Plant Nursery, 115 Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford, London, E4 7UH
Start time: 10:00
End time: 17:30
Organisation or Local Group: Organiclea Community Growers

Permaculture Design Course, Keveral Farm

Thursday, July 16, 2015 to Friday, July 31, 2015

The 2015 Permaculture Design Course at Keveral Farm marks 21 years since our first design course. The course is a unique opportunity to live and learn with like-minded people in a supportive and beautiful environment.

Contact: [email protected]
Location: Keveral Farm, St Martin, Looe, PL13 1PA
Start time: 15:00
End time: 10:00