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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Going Backwards on Climate Change

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Since May 2015 clean energy technology has been sidelined in favour of a dash for gas, susbsidies for clean energy have been cut (including the cut this week to solar thermal subsidy) and roads and runways have been pushed through despite strong local opposition. So what better way to mark the government's one year anniversary than to march - backwards - down Whitehall? A creative and colourful protest that will make a serious point: we're running out of time to act on climate change, and we can't afford to go backwards.

Contact: Campaign Against Climate Change
Location: Whitehall, London, SW1A
Start time: 12:00
End time: 14:00
Organisation or Local Group: Campaign against Climate Change

Active Hope - Work That Reconnects

Monday, May 9, 2016 to Wednesday, May 11, 2016

An experiential programme of group work, self-exploration, deep nature connection and ceremony. Hosted in an old rectory with large gardens in the Norfolk countryside. Based on The Work That Reconnects and Active Hope, by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone. Includes: Indigenous teachings, deep nature connection, fun & games, ceremony & ritual. We will be doing a range of different activities that will support you in finding connection with yourself, others and the natural world. Drawing from deep ecology, systems theory and spiritual traditions, the Work That Reconnects (WTR) builds motivation, creativity, courage and solidarity for the transition to a sustainable human culture.

Contact: Klaudia van Gool, [email protected], 07816 841129. Booking: Mel Lamb: [email protected]
Location: High Heathercombe Centre, Manaton, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 9XE
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Help PAN UK make our towns and cities pesticide free

Monday, May 16, 2016

Dr Keith Tyrell, Director of Pesticide Action Network UK, will be talking about the pesticide-free towns and cities movement across the world and how communities are working to help pollinators in the face of government inaction.

Contact: [email protected]
Location: Growing Together Westcliff, Prittlewell Chase, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 9AG
Start time: 20:00
End time: 22:00
Organisation or Local Group: SE Essex Organic Gardeners

"Three Acres And A Cow" - Talk/lecture on history of land rights

Saturday, May 21, 2016

‘Three Acres And A Cow’ connects the Norman Conquest and Peasants’ Revolt with current issues like fracking, the housing crisis and transition town and food sovereignty movements via the Enclosures, English Civil War, Irish Land League and Industrial Revolution, drawing a compelling narrative through the radical people’s history of Britain in folk song, stories and poems. Part TED talk, part history lecture, part folk club sing-a-long, part poetry slam, part storytelling session. Come and share in these tales as they have been shared for generations.    

Contact: [email protected]
Location: The Fishermen's Chapel, New Road Methodist Church, New Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 2EA
Start time: 18:00
Organisation or Local Group: SE Essex Organic Gardeners
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Bee Walk

Saturday, May 21, 2016

A walk led by a local naturalist in Tonbridge to tell people about the lives of bees and the threats faced by them. The local group will promote the Bee Cause before and after the walk.

Contact: Anthony Bales, [email protected]
Location: The Big Bridge near the castle, Tonbridge High Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1AS
Start time: 10:30
Organisation or Local Group: Friends of the Earth Tonbridge and Malling