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Watch it Back: Learning Hub 2022

Posted on May 12, 2022 by Evelyn Suttle

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This year’s Learning Hub has looked at many different topics through film, poetry, reading, writing and other creative learning tools. Different media has allowed us to explore and learn about climate and social justice issues affecting people locally and globally. We’ve loved hearing from our special guest speakers but also hearing from our amazing learners, who have sent us music, drawings and fascinating articles about earth, energy, eco-anxiety, and activism.

Read on to access recordings from our webinars - along with read and watch lists and other resources to faciliate deeper exploration of the topics we covered.

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LNG: The liquid path to climate chaos

Posted on May 06, 2022 by Deirdre Duff

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A new joint briefing by Friends of the Earth Europe and Food & Water Action Europe highlights the dangers of the proposed roll out of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) across Europe as an attempt to tackle energy security concerns.

The cost of fossil gas, the horrific invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops, and the need to mitigate the impacts of climate change and keep global warming to below 1.5°C, have created a buzz around LNG.

This briefing provides counterarguments to the overinflated role that LNG is being positioned to have in Europe’s energy future, and shows instead that this is a dangerous distraction from the just energy transition to renewables that is so desperately needed.

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Watch it Back: System Change Week Webinar Series

Posted on May 06, 2022 by Evelyn Suttle

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Our System Change Week of online seminars explored interconnecting topics such as climate justice, racial and gender equality, sustainable housing, food systems, economic justice and lots more. The series offered bite sized talks that touched on local and global perspectives on global justice issues while highlighting solutions championed by groups in Ireland and around the world. Inspiring speakers shared information and resources connecting the dots between global justice issues and empowering us to take action.

Missed these webinars? We’ve got you covered! We recorded them for you to watch back at your leisure! Scroll on down to find recordings from each webinar - along with some excellent resources on the issues being explored!

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We're recruiting a Chief Operating Officer

Posted on April 27, 2022 by Deirdre Duff

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Friends of the Earth Ireland is looking to recruit a dynamic leader to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). One of the two most senior management positions in Friends of the Earth, the Chief Operating Officer will work closely with the Chief Executive to manage the organization.

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System Change Week 2022

Posted on April 13, 2022 by Evelyn Suttle

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On Earth Day, 22nd April 2022, we’re kicking off our System Change Week of bite sized webinars about climate justice and how it connects with race, housing, food, and the economy. This is a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of these topics and learn about groups in Ireland and around the world who you can support to tackle injustice. The talks will take place online at lunchtimes (1pm start) and evenings (6pm start - except on Tuesday 26th when our evening talk will start at 5pm) from 22nd April to 3rd May.

Click here to register for this week of talks

And read on below for an outline of the events we've got lined up during this special week!

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We're hiring! We've four new positions to fill!

Posted on March 10, 2022 by Deirdre Duff

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**Please note - we have extended the deadline for our Campaign Communications Officer and Donor Care & Fundraising Officer roles - applications for these jobs now close at 23.59 on 20th April**

The Friends of the Earth team is growing! We're delighted to announce that we now have four new roles to fill -  amid unprecedented public interest in climate action!

Friends of the Earth is an environmental justice organization whose mission is to campaign for solutions to environmental problems that make life better for people.

We're recruiting an Administrator, a Campaign Communications Officer, a Donor Care & Fundraising Officer and a Finance Manager to join our team. Read on below for details on each individual position. 

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Launch of the Just Transition Alliance

Posted on March 09, 2022 by Oisín Coghlan

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Friends of the Earth campaigns to cut Ireland’s polluting emissions fast enough to prevent complete climate breakdown and fairly enough to leave no one behind.

The fastest and fairest transition is one that is inclusive, protects jobs and communities and delivers new opportunities for all. Achieving this will involve building a broad coalition across the trade union movement, environmental organisations and wider civil society.

That’s why we're delighted to be able to invite you to the online launch of the Just Transition Alliance this Thursday. The Alliance represents the coming together of trade unions (ICTU, SIPTU, FORSA) with climate campaigners (Friends of the Earth and the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition) and those focused on the social impact of the transition in Ireland (the social change think tank TASC).

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End patriarchy, support gender justice and let's fund peace not war

Posted on March 08, 2022 by Deirdre Duff

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Happy International Women’s Day!

To celebrate this special day we have a number of resources to share, including recordings of our gender justice webinars held last Friday.

We also want to share some photos from the Women’s Day rally held over the weekend! And we've got an important e-action opportunity you can take today. Read on for all the details…

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We'll jump to the e-action first. You might have heard the Tanáiste's comments last week - about using Russia’s horrific invasion of Ukraine as a wake up call to increase Ireland’s military spending.

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We're hiring! Communications Officer and Donor Care & Fundraising Officer

Posted on March 07, 2022 by Deirdre Duff

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Friends of the Earth is an environmental justice organization whose mission is to campaign for solutions to environmental problems that make life better for people.

We’re recruiting for two exciting roles amid unprecedented public interest in climate action.

We’re seeking a Donor Care and Fundraising Officer to help us meet our fundraising goals and a Campaign Communications Officer to support our campaigning communications, social media and media relations work. 

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Power to the People Learning Hub events

Posted on March 02, 2022 by Deirdre Duff

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The next two sessions of our Learning Hub series will focus on our Power to the People work area. We’ll explore the increasingly pressing issues of energy poverty and retrofitting.

A recent report co-authored by Friends of the Earth Europe found that for every 1% increase in energy efficiency targets, 7 million people can be lifted out of energy poverty.

To explore this - and more - we’re delighted to be joined by Issy Petrie, research and policy officer with St Vincent de Paul, Bulelani Mfaco from the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland and Bryce Goodall of Living Rent, Scotland. They’ll explore how high energy costs negatively impact us and look at how solutions to energy poverty can empower people and help address the climate crisis.

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