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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Go Green Week 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016 to Saturday, February 13, 2016

Go Green Week is the UK's largest week of student climate action. This year, we'll build on the incredible achievements of the Climate Justice movement to make it the biggest yet. From over 400 fossil fuel divestment victories to Shell pulling out of Arctic drilling, we are winning. Let's use this momentum to build a more powerful movement and link up our struggles. Download the week's Action Guide to get ideas for events and actions to break down the power of the fossil fuel industry.

Contact: Naia Lopez, [email protected]
Location: UK-wide
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Organisation or Local Group: People & Planet

Fracking Awareness Meeting: Chester

Monday, February 8, 2016

The proposed test drill in Upton is just the first step in an industry that requires the full-scale industrialisation of the Cheshire Countryside. Find out what Fracking could really bring to Cheshire and how it would impact on our air, water, health, farming, property prices and local economy.

Contact: [email protected]
Location: Vicars Cross Community Centre, Chester, CH3 5LP
Start time: 19:45
End time: 21:45
Organisation or Local Group: Frack Free Dee

Small Pacific Island States and the Catastrophe of Climate Change

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Public lecture given by tte former Prime Minister and Minister for the Environment of New Zealand, as well as a member member of the United Nations Environment Programme Global 500 Roll of Honour.

Contact: [email protected]
Location: ArtsOne Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary University of London, E1 4NS
Start time: 18:00
End time: 20:00
Organisation or Local Group: Centre for Small States

Fracking Awareness Meeting: Chester

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The proposed test drill in Upton is just the first step in an industry that requires the full-scale industrialisation of the Cheshire Countryside. Find out what Fracking could really bring to Cheshire and how it would impact on our air, water, health, farming, property prices and local economy.

Contact: [email protected]
Location: Caldy Valley Community Centre, Caldy Valley Road, Boughton, Chester, CH3 5PR
Start time: 19:30
End time: 21:00
Organisation or Local Group: Frack Free Dee

Money and Society MOOC

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Are you concerned with the banking system? Bemused or fascinated by bitcoin? Starting a local currency? Whereas most courses on money are intended for people with an economics background or banking future, this course is for people who are interested in understanding money from a social innovation perspective – it prepares the ground for answering how to create a better future by reshaping money and currency.

Contact: http://iflas.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/money-and-society-mooc.html
Location: Free online course
Start time:
Organisation or Local Group: University of Cumbria

Tring Eco-Fair & "Seedy Saturday" seed exchange

Saturday, February 27, 2016

This years Tring Eco-Fair will have as it's theme "Grow your own" and "Sustainable Gardening" we have over 30 local and national environmental groups signed up to have stalls and we will have around 1000 packets of seeds to swap. Although we only have 1 or 2 speeches left if any local groups want a stall or want to display leaflets, posters etc please let me know.

Contact: [email protected]
Location: Victoria Hall, Akeman St, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 6AA
Start time: 10:30
End time: 16:30
Organisation or Local Group: Tring in Transition

South East Essex Seed Potato Day 2016

Saturday, February 27, 2016

This event is organised and run entirely by volunteers from both SE Essex Organic Gardeners and local charity, Trust Links. Approximately 40 varieties of seed potato (some organic) sold individually at 15p per tuber. Also: Stuttgart Giant and Turbo onion sets and organic fertiliser. Free admission - refreshments available. See website [below] for updates.  

Contact: [email protected]
Location: Growing Together Westclif, corner of Fairfax Drive and Prittlewell Chase. Entrance in Prittlewell Chase, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 9AG
Start time: 10:00
End time: 14:00
Organisation or Local Group: South East Essex Organic Gardeners
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Stop Trident national demo

Saturday, February 27, 2016

CND, with support from Friends of the Earth, is calling a national demonstration to protest against Britain's nuclear weapons system, Trident. Join us to say No to government plans to buy a new system at a cost of over £100 billion. Parliament will be voting on this in 2016. So this is urgent – we can't delay. The majority of the British people, including the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and other parliamentary party leaders, oppose nuclear weapons. They are weapons of mass destruction that can kill millions. They don't keep us safe and they divert resources from essential spending. Let's get the message out loud and clear: we don't want Trident and we don't want a new Trident.

Contact: Ian Chamberlain, [email protected]
Location: Central London - check website for location
Start time: 12:00
End time: 16:00
Organisation or Local Group: Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Engaging Communities on Communities and Climate Change

Thursday, March 3, 2016

This course will teach you the skills and knowledge needed to develop long-term engagement for civil society organisations, groups and individuals working on climate change and low-carbon living. This course outlines why energy and climate change can be a particularly problematic issue for communities, how to overcome this and how this supports work on the Green Deal and climate change.

Contact: Jelliott, [email protected], 0207 324 4774
Location: St. Luke's Community Centre, 90 Central St, London, EC1V 8AJ
Start time: 10:00
End time: 16:00
Organisation or Local Group: Talk Action
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North East Regional Gathering

Saturday, March 5, 2016

This is a day event - a chance for everyone in the NE regional to get together, network, have some fun, be inspired, and plan for the year ahead! We need your help in getting the word out, so please share this invite with the others and get them to come! Bring a packed lunch - but feel free to bring enough to share for everyone if you would like! Refreshments will be provided. Also, bring any banners/ resources/ photos from your local group that you would like to show off.

Contact: [email protected], 020 7566 1413
Location: Broadacre House, Market Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6HQ
Start time: 10:00
End time: 17:00
Organisation or Local Group: Friends of the Earth
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Greater South East Regional Gathering

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Free training, workshops, speakers, networking, and most importantly wonderful people taking action for the planet from across the region. The Gathering is all about: meeting up with Friends of the Earth members and allies, networking and building friendships, getting the low down on campaigns local and nationally, skilling up and building capacity, building your energy for the year of campaiging ahead and having a great time whilst cracking on with the work that we need to .

Contact: Laura McFarlane-Shopes, [email protected]
Location: Friends of the Earth, The Printworks, 139 Clapham Road, London, SW9 0HP
Start time: 11:00
End time: 16:00
Organisation or Local Group: Friends of the Earth

Active Hope - Work That Reconnects

Friday, April 1, 2016 to Sunday, April 3, 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: Ben Margolis, 01760 756029
Location: The Grange, Great Cressingham, Norfolk, IP25 6NL
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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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