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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Changing Energy Sources - Today & Tomorrow

Saturday, October 10, 2015

This timely talk will give you everything you need to know about emerging energy sources today and tomorrow, including fracking, from an industry insider, on the run up to the crucial Paris Climate Change talks.

Location: The Blandford School (School Hall), Milldown Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7SQ
Start time: 16:00
End time: 17:00
Organisation or Local Group: North Dorset Green Party
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Resurgence Festival of Wellbeing

Saturday, October 10, 2015 to Sunday, October 11, 2015

Organised by flagship green magazine Resurgence & Ecologist, the fourth Resurgence Festival of Wellbeing returns calling for a shift in focus from economic growth to growth in wellbeing. A follow up workshop on Sunday 11th October entitled, ‘How to turn inspiration into action’, will explore how the learning from the first day of the Festival can best be put into practice. Please note: Day 1 and Day 2 of the Festival of Wellbeing will be held at different locations.

Contact: Contact details on website
Location: Day 1:Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH / Day 2: Friends Of The Earth, The Printworks, 139 Clapham Road, London SW9 0HP
Start time: 10.00
Organisation or Local Group: Resurgence & Ecologist

Transform Agriculture and Transform Yourself

Monday, October 12, 2015

Researching holistic approaches to agroecology. A course that follows a pathway from a postgraduate certificate through to a full Masters. This course provides an opportunity for deepening research into holistic approaches to agroecology (organics, biodynamics, permaculture, urban ag., social dimensions of agriculture etc.). Distance learning course. Includes optional intensives where we get together for workshops, lectures, seminars, food, social sessions.

Contact: Jane Tyler,
Location: Stroud House, Russell Street, Stroud, GL5 3AN
Start time:
Organisation or Local Group: Crossfields Institute and Alanus University

Advanced Facilitation Training

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

You will develop your skills and attitudes as a facilitator in working with diverse groups and using participatory processes. We'll look at what it means to be in the mind-set of a facilitator rather than to just ‘do facilitation’. The day will also build your confidence and give you a solid basis on which to develop your own style and techniques. Costs: £425: Large businesses, £338: Large charities, public sector and small businesses, £190: Smaller charities (under 15 staff) and individuals.

Contact: 020 7324 4774,
Location: St. Luke's Community Centre, 90 Central Street, London, EC1V 8AJ
Start time: 10:00
End time: 16:00
Organisation or Local Group: Talk Action

Circular economy: blindspot or systemic change?

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Free public lecture hosted by UCLU Green Economy Society, delivered by James Greyson, the founder and head of Blindspot Think Talk. In his talk James, by using Circular Economy as a case study, will discuss how how we can spend decades doing everything with global problems - except actually solving them. Are these wicked problems hopelessly difficult or are we trapped in habits of thinking that hide effective solutions?

Contact: Iryna Jurkiv,
Location: Medical Sciences 131, AV Hill Lecture Theatre, Gower Street, London, WC1H 0AW
Start time: 18:30pm
End time: 19:30pm

Community Orchard

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Dacorum Borough Council housing service are planting a Community Orchard in conjunction with the Local Food Initiative England to help promote healthy eating and well-being after receiving good support from the local community consultation. Hopefully by 2016 local people will be eating and making products from free fruit on their door step.

Contact: 01442 228 534
Location: Northend, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 8TA
Start time: 11:00
End time: 15:00
Organisation or Local Group: Dacorum Borough Council

Humanitarian Aid - The Road to Calais

Friday, October 23, 2015 to Sunday, October 25, 2015

This is a humanitarian aid convoy from Devon to Calais. We will be starting from Devon, making stops along our route, A38, M5, M4, M25, M26 and M20 enabling vehicles to join the convoy. At this point, the vehicles joining us are nationwide. We are mostly self funding, carrying volunteers who will stay on at the 'jungle' and items needed by refugees at the time we go. We could be few, we could be many. Join us, let's make a difference to refugees in the 'jungle'.

Location: Dartmouth, Devon, TQ69TF
Start time: 10.00
End time: 20.00

Zero Carbon Britain presentation

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Free public meeting with a presentation by Alice Hooker Stroud of the CAT Zero Carbon Britain report, with a focus on energy and land use.

Contact: Ann Rostron
Location: Abbey Hall, Church Street Wymondham, Norfolk
Start time: 3.00 pm
End time: 5.30 pm

Heat 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Government has set out the scale of ambition it has for heat. Heat 15 is a time to examine what is planned and what is being done to drive the transition. Key questions: What can government do to deliver a competitive low carbon industrial sector? How will UK wide ambition for heat networks be delivered under continued austerity? We will examine different sectors of the heat economy, what works well and what could be done better.

Contact: Kathryn Todd,
Location: The Hotel Russell, 1-8 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5BE
Start time: 09:00
End time: 16:30
Organisation or Local Group: Association for Decentralised Energy

UNFCCC climate talks in Paris (COP21)

Monday, November 30, 2015 to Saturday, December 12, 2015

World leaders will meet at the UN climate change talks in Paris to conclude negotiations for a new global deal on climate change. By joining our movement online and on the streets, you can help put pressure on them to make the right decisions.

Contact: Find out more via link, below.
Location: Paris, France
Start time: [various]