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Campaigning and activism training

Welcome to Friends of the Earth

Concerned about the climate and ecological crises but not sure what you can do to help?

Come along to this introductory session to learn more about our local action group network, campaigns and how you can get involved. Whether you’re a seasoned activist or just starting out, everyone's welcome! We’ll cover Friends of the Earth’s long history, hear from local leaders and share our current campaigns. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with people across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, hear wonderful stories and feel motivated to join the action.

Thursday 30 November 2023 (12:30 - 13:30pm)

What's COP and why does it matter?

Join this webinar to find out about the UN Climate Talks, otherwise known as COP, and why they’re important. During the session you’ll hear about what happens at the talks and how we, as a movement, can use them to demand climate justice. We’ll also explain how Friends of the Earth will be using COP to get the UK government to stick to its pledge to reduce emissions by over two-thirds by 2030.

Thursday 23 November 2023 (7 - 8:15pm)

Sharing our stories: campaigning on air pollution

Are you campaigning on air pollution? If so, you’re not alone. There are many Friends of the Earth local action groups across England, Wales and Northern Ireland who are doing just that. So this is an invite to bring you all together and share what you’re doing.

Come along and get inspired by some great air pollution campaigns already underway in Manchester and London. And bring your successes, your learnings and your struggles for discussion.

Thursday 11 January 2024 (7 - 8:15pm)

United for Warm Homes training

Celebrating 2023 – what comes next?

This year we’ve achieved so much – but it doesn’t stop now. Join this webinar to hear plans for 2024 and how we’ll keep the pressure on politicians following the Day of Action. Our political campaigning will ramp up in the run-up to the 2024 general election when we’ll run a co-ordinated nationwide election campaign.

We’ll make sure all political parties know that to get elected, they need to commit to urgently fixing our energy system so it works for people and planet.

Thursday 7 December 2023 (6 - 7pm)

Register for the Celebrating 2023 webinar

External training

Top tools and tactics to build people power in the digital age

Learn the latest ways you can deploy online tools and tactics in combination with offline organising for multiple uses, including:

  • engaging supporters
  • broadening your base
  • raising money
  • pressuring key people
  • winning campaigns

Key digital tools and tactics will be shared to help you learn what other organisers are doing to win and how you can do it with limited time and money. This'll be a fast-paced overview. Plenty of additional resources will be shared should you wish to go deeper on specific topics. Suitable for all – from digital novices to digital experts.

Tuesday 28 November 2023 (10 - 11:30am)