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Campaigning skills training

Communicating climate session 1: Engaging the public

Communicating the climate crisis effectively will build support and allies for the cause. In this first training session run by On Road Media we'll be learning how to myth bust using data to strengthen your message, and practising how to handle tricky questions.

Tuesday 21 June (6.30-8.15pm)

Communicating climate session 2: Engaging the media

Communicating the climate crisis effectively with the media can galvanise your campaign and reach a wider public audience. In this second training session run by On Road Media we will be learning how to stay in control during media interviews, getting top tips from a guest journalist and practicing interview techniques.

Tuesday 28 June (6:30-8:15pm)

An introduction to planning

How we can use the planning system to drive forward environmental solutions and fight environmental threats?

Join us online as Friends of the Earth's Senior Planner Rebecca Murray introduces you to the planning system. Topics covered include why planning matters for local and national mitigation and adaptation to climate change, and the planning challenges on the horizon (such as the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill). You'll also hear insights from our staff and network which will hopefully help inspire and inform your local campaigns.

There will also be an opportunity to interact and asks questions about the planning system and how we can better use the system for tackling the climate crisis.

Monday 11 July (6.30-7.45pm)

Case studies online launch event: celebrating local authority climate action

Local councils are crucial to the delivery of the UK’s transition to a cleaner, greener future. But progress needs to be accelerated in every local area if the UK’s climate and nature targets are to be met. Friends of the Earth and Ashden have drawn together a unique set of case studies which showcase the inspiring work of 40 local authorities covering topics including energy, transport, waste and nature.

Join us online to hear about these case studies and how they can help you push for action in your local area.

Tuesday 24 May (10-11:30am)

Groundswell 2022: grassroots campaigning events

Groundswell (or Egnio in Wales) is Friends of the Earth's flagship programme of annual events for grassroots activists. This year's theme is "from the climate frontlines to climate justice”.

Events will take place in May and June 2022 in Newcastle, Pontypridd, Bristol, Manchester, Peterborough, Bangor and London.

How to run a Green Jobs Summit

If we're to create a greener and fairer future for all, we need more green jobs. Hosting a Green Jobs Summit in your area could help catalyse action from local leaders and set the path for establishing training and apprenticeships in key low-carbon sectors.

This training session is based on experience running Green Jobs Summits in the UK.

Thursday 30 June (7pm-8:30pm)