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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Workshop on the Soil Food Web

Thursday, January 8, 2015 to Friday, January 9, 2015

Your opportunity to spend a day with Dr Elaine Ingham, internationally recognised authority on the soil food web. What is going on down there in the life of the soil? Who is eating who? Who is releasing and who is locking up nutrients? How can you put these organisms to work and reduce your own workload? Tickets £120 can be purchased via link, below. £25 discount to members of Friends of the Earth - use code FOEMEMBER.

Contact: John Meadley, [via Eventbrite]
Location: Somerville College, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HD
Start time: 09:00
End time: 17:30
Organisation or Local Group: Pasture-fed Livestock Association
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Gathering support for a Frack Free Lancashire

Friday, January 9, 2015

Join Friends of the Earth members and local residents as we speak to the public about the proposed fracking applications in Lancashire. We'll be collecting petition signatures, getting letters to councillors signed and inviting local businesses to add their support. So please join us for an hour or just pop by and say hello. No experience necessary. All welcome. Location TBC

Contact: Jamie
Location: TBC
Start time: 11.00am
End time: 3.00pm
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Gathering support for a Frack Free Lancashire

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Join Friends of the Earth members and local residents as we speak to the public about the proposed fracking applications in Lancashire. We'll be collecting petition signatures, getting letters to councillors signed and inviting local businesses to add their support. So please join us for an hour or just pop by and say hello. No experience necessary. All welcome. Location TBC

Contact: Jamie
Location: TBC
Start time: 11.00am
End time: 3.00pm
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Petition Hand-in and 7 day Countdown

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

With just 7 days until Lancashire County Council decide whether to allow Cuadrilla to frack in Lancashire, join us in Preston as we hand in our anti-fracking petition to Council Leader Jennifer Mein. After the demo join us upstairs in the Station Hotel for tea and coffee and a chat about next steps

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

Full permaculture design course

Saturday, January 24, 2015 to Sunday, June 14, 2015

As a result of attending this course it may be possible for you to apply permaculture ethics and principles to situations in your own life; describe some of the principles, processes and elements working within natural systems; describe the process of design and a variety of tools and methods within it, and use it in a variety of situations; and apply your learning within your home, garden, community and the wider world. 14 x 6.5-hour sessions. Fees £359.91 or free if eligible.

Contact: WEA Nottingham Community Involvement, 0115 985 8203, [email protected]
Location: St. Anns Allotments Visitor Centre, 121 Ransom Road, Nottingham, NG3 3LH
Start time: 09:30
End time: 16:00
Organisation or Local Group: The Workers' Educational Association East Midlands
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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. Times TBC

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

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 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. Times TBC

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

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. Participants will learn how to prepare and package media stories and examine any issues that might arise. You will learn how to communicate your story in a way that sets the media agenda, positively promotes your organisation and improves public relations.

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

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

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

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, Wye, Kent, TN25 5DB
Start time: 09:00
End time: 16:00
Organisation or Local Group: Dialogue Matters Ltd

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, Cornwall, PL13 1PA
Start time: 15:00
End time: 10:00