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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.
Wednesday 25 October (6 - 7:15pm)
Thursday 30 November (12:30 - 13:30pm)
Protest and the law
Come along to this introduction to protest law and rights in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Learn more about your right to protest and your responsibilities as organisers and participants of protest action. We'll include tips and guidance for organising protests and what to do if you’re arrested. Attendees will think practically about upcoming protests they may have planned. We'll also reference the impacts of the new law affecting protest, The Public Order Act 2023.
Tuesday 17 October (7 - 8:45pm)
United for Warm Homes training
Get your Day of Action in the local media
Engaging your local media is a key way of getting our message out and ensuring local decision makers feel the pressure. This training will give you all the tips and tricks for grabbing media attention as part of your day of action. The session will cover:
- Identifying journalists (ie, who to send you press releases to and how to find them).
- Guidance for getting your press release noticed and when to follow up to have the best chance of success.
- Basic broadcast training and how to prepare.
- How to share media platforms with partner groups and organisations.
- Time to practice, ask questions and hear tips from our media expert.
Wednesday 4 October (6 - 7:30pm)
Engage your MP on the Day of Action
On Saturday 18 November, community groups and local partners will be taking part in a nationwide Day of Action, calling for lower energy bills and warm homes for all. The day of action will come at a critical moment as we prepare ourselves for another winter of extortionate energy bills and cold homes. It will kick off a winter of campaigning where we’ll turn up the pressure on decision-makers ahead of the next general election.
Decision-makers need to hear loud and clear that local communities are United for Warm Homes so that they have no choice but to support our demands. Join this webinar to gain the skills and knowledge you need to make an impact with your local decision maker, alongside campaign partners. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore how to pressure a difficult decision-maker too.
Wednesday 11 October (6 - 7:30pm)
Ready for the Day of Action?
Share your plans and ask any last questions On Saturday 18 November, community groups and local partners will be taking part in a nationwide Day of Action, calling for lower energy bills and warm homes for all. Find out more about the Day of Action and sign up.
During this webinar you’ll have chance to:
- Hear from other groups about what they’ve got planned
- Go into breakout spaces with our experts on local media, political engagement & general day of action plans to ask any questions you have.
You’ll come away from this webinar feeling prepared and excited for the day of action!
Wednesday 1 November (6 - 7:30pm)
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 (6 - 7pm)