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United for Warm Homes campaign trainings

Building community partnerships to campaign for warm homes

Join this training as you take the first step in your United for Warm Homes campaign and find your campaign partners.

We'll explore how to build partnerships outside our usual network, and how to create a local campaign hub to tackle the energy crisis together. We’ll also help you plan the next step in your campaign once you’ve made initial connections with other groups – a kick-off event to plan action.

Tuesday 27 September (8-9:30pm), Monday 17 October (6-7:30pm) and Tuesday 1 November (8-9:30pm)

How can we campaign to stop fracking

The new Prime Minister Liz Truss recently announced her plans to lift the ban on fracking. The government placed a moratorium on fracking in November 2019 after years of tireless campaigning by local communities. This was a huge victory for climate and shows what can be achieved when people come together to fight for a common goal.

Sadly, we now need to come together again to show the government that fracking isn’t wanted by communities anywhere – it’s not only damaging to the climate, but it will also do very little to help those suffering through the cost-of-living crisis. Join this webinar to connect with others and discuss how we can campaign against this planet-wrecking practice and stop fracking once and for all.

Thursday 29 September (7-8:15pm)

The A to Z of MP lobbying

You need to be well prepared to get the most out of opportunities to lobby MPs on your campaigns. Join this webinar to hear from experienced campaigners, who will share their best advice on how to achieve the influence and impact you want to in your campaigns.

Thursday 6 October (7:30-8:30pm)

Climate Action Plan campaign: Getting your council to listen

Our network has been campaigning for ambitious Climate Action Plans for councils for nearly 3 years and the results we’re seeing are amazing. Councils up and down the country have committed to bold and ambitious climate action, and many are starting to deliver on these commitments. To make sure councils turn their Plans into action, or to get your council to adopt a Climate Action Plan if they haven’t yet, we now need to look at broadening our tactics. Join this session to find out what you can do to push your council beyond words and into action.

Tuesday 11 October (7-8.15pm)

Anti-racism training

At Friends of the Earth, we protect both people and planet. We need a diverse range of voices to solve local and global problems to achieve social justice. This means recognising the uncomfortable truth that the UK’s climate movement is still overwhelmingly white and middle-class. It means listening more deeply to underrepresented voices, being honest about where we have got things wrong in the past and how much we still need to learn. To support Friends of the Earth’s anti-racism journey, we are offering an amazing series of training run by Openedge who are expert facilitators that specialise in this topic. The training will help galvanise your changemaking approaches and understand how to create accessible and inclusive spaces. These tools will help you increase the diversity of your groups and the people you are working with, resulting in stronger and more impactful campaigns.

What does Friend of the Earth's strategy mean for us?

This workshop is for Friends of the Earth's network members who are people of colour only. Please note, if you attend this workshop and are not a person of colour, you will be asked to leave.

The session will include space to discuss:

  • How you feel about Friend of the Earth’s strategy and anti-racist training.
  • What does this mean for you in terms of vulnerability, burden, extraction and educating, reactions and kick-back.
  • What would you like to see at Friends of the Earth in relation to anti-racist work? 
  • What would you not like to see/happen? 

We want to ensure that your voice is centred in the work we do at Friends of the Earth and that it doesn’t contribute to systemic racism that is in place in society already. The facilitators are extremely skilled in creating a safer space and using somatic approaches. In addition, we will also have a wellbeing expert available during the training if you would like some 1-2-1 space to debrief on anything that comes up for you.

Monday 3 October (6-8.30pm)

The awe and wonder of nature and others

This workshop is open to Friends of the Earth network members.

This session covers how nature connection and people connection require the same intentions and approach. The session will cover:

  • An experiential based activity in nature.
  • A space to reflect upon how you’re relating to and engaging with power identity and difference in your campaigns and activities.
  • Why proactive anti-racism and anti-oppression is essential in how you organise your activities and campaigns.
  • Structural and cultural transformation.  

Monday 10 October (10am-12.30pm), Thursday 13 October (6-8.30pm)

Why an anti-racism lens can actually support environmental changemaking impacts

This workshop is open to Friends of the Earth network members.

Find out more about how you can make a bigger impact with your campaigns by looking at them through an anti-racism lens. The session is best suited for people with a dominate white lived experience. The session will cover: 

  • How and why marginalisation happens in all groups, communities and organisations and the impact of this.
  • Space to discuss how you feel about anti-racism work and balancing this with the urgency of the climate crisis.
  • Time to look at your understanding, anxieties, confusions, and concerns about what anti-racism work is and why it happens.
  • Space to look at where you’re situated in a world built for whiteness and unconsciously participating in systemic racism.
  • An opportunity to share what support you need from Friends of the Earth to engage with anti-racism work.

Monday 14 November (10am-12.30pm), Thursday 17 November (6-8.30pm)

We know that this work can be uncomfortable, but we believe that the only way forward is to lean into that discomfort, learn from it and grow as a network. For this reason, we ask that you attend the whole two and a half hours of the session and be open to learning from any uncomfortable emotions. We’re at our strongest as a collective, so we aim to build mutually supportive spaces where we work together to understand inequality in the climate movement and channel any discomfort into action.

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