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Welcome webinars

Welcome webinars introduce you to the Climate Action movement and provide you with tools and resources to support and develop your local campaign.

Next up: 20 September (19:30 - 20:45), 21 October (18:00 - 19:15)

Campaigning skills training

1. Climate Action Plans for councils - explained

Council Climate Action Plans cover a whole range of topics from housing to transport which can be complicated stuff. We’re running a series of sessions to help you understand the various topics in our template Climate Action Plan so you can campaign as effectively as possible.

Next up: 20 September (14:00 - 15:00), then each Monday until 15 November (14:00 - 15:00)

2. Climate Action Plan Focus Sessions

Join our regular focus sessions for Climate Action Groups campaigning for ambitious Climate Action Plans from their council or metro mayor. This month we'll be looking at how you can use your campaign to recruit new members and reach out to new audiences.

Next up: 28 September (17:30 - 18:45)

3. Safeguarding Q&A

At Friends of the Earth we believe that everyone has the right to live free from abuse of any kind. We all have a responsibility to do everything we can to keep children and vulnerable adults safe and report any concerns we have about their welfare. Join this session to get a brief overview of our safeguarding guidance and ask any questions you have regarding your group's responsibilities.

Next up: 29 September (19:00 - 20:00)

4. International Connections: Eco-feminism and Gender Justice

Women are disproportionately affected by environmental injustice, climate change, disasters and the exploitation of nature. Join us to hear from Dipti Bhatnagar (Friends of the Earth International) and Rita Uwaka (Friends of the Earth Nigeria), as they tell us about the Eco-feminist work of Friends of the Earth in Africa. The last half hour of the session will be optional and we'll discuss how we can bring more internationalism into our campaigning.

Next up: 30 September (17:00 - 18:30)

5. The pre-COP Gathering

Join this session to meet groups from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland in the run-up to the Glasgow climate talks. Together we’ll discuss our plans for COP, talk about what's going well for our groups, share learnings with others, and get inspired to make the most of this moment. We’ll also take action on North Sea oil and gas. The session will be three hours long and will include a break.

Next up: 2 October (11:00 - 14:00)

6. Active Hope

This workshop is an introduction to Active Hope - a resilience and well-being practice designed to help us find and offer our best response to the crises unfolding in our world. Join us to discover more about this practice and how you can put it into practice in your campaigning.

Next up: 11 October (18:30 - 21:00), 15 February (18:30 -21:00), 12 April (18:30 - 21:00)

7. International Connections: Environmental and Human Rights Defenders

Human rights abuses against environmental and political activists, defenders of territories, and peoples' collective rights are committed daily around the world. Join us to hear from Ricardo Navarro (Friends of the Earth El Salvador) to find out more about these struggles, as well as what we can do in the UK to support our allies in the fight for environmental justice.

Next up: 14 October (18:00 - 19:30)

Lunchtime talks

Join us for a series of talks from external speakers. From climate change and nature to diversity and different campaigning approaches, these talks bring staff and activists together to chew over new challenges and opportunities.

1. Breeding reptiles to rewild Britain

Today, nature enthusiasts, conservationists, rewilders or anybody who has an interest in the wild world knows there are massive voids in our ecosystems. While conservation efforts have attempted to fix this, reptiles and amphibians have largely been forgotten. Join the founders of Celtic Reptile & Amphibian to hear about what the future may look like for Britain’s reptiles and amphibians.

Next up: 16 September (13:00 - 14:00)