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Reporting back from our Solar Schools Assemblies

Posted on June 15, 2021 by Emma-Jayne Geraghty

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Friends of the Earth invited schools from across Ireland to participate in our online regional Solar School Youth Assemblies to share their visions for a sustainable future in Ireland.

We believe schools can play a vital role in the energy transition! And help ensure that this transition is both fast and fair. This is why it’s so important to make sure students have opportunities to learn about what a Just Transition means and to connect with and share their demands with decision makers.

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Sharing Youth Visions for a European Green New Deal

Posted on June 01, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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From 11th to 16th June, young people from across Europe will be coming together to share their visions for a European Green New Deal.

This hybrid summit will explore many different issues such as climate change, biodiversity, energy, transport, agriculture, social inclusion and more.

Participants will create their own Youth Proposal for a Green New Deal, including concrete demands and goals for European and national governments.

Training will be offered to participants to amplify their voices and ensure that policy-makers, communities and the public hear youth demands for a sustainable future!

Start date: 11 June 2021

End date: 16 June 2021

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Winning against Big Gas & Oil

Posted on May 27, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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Taking down the fossil fuel industry. It’s critical in the fight against climate change. It can be a daunting challenge at times - a real David versus Goliath fight. But not this week. Or last week for that matter. Because it’s been an exciting, hopeful few weeks in the battle against Big Gas and Oil. 

Last week, the International Energy Agency (IEA) finally confirmed that new oil and gas fields should not be approved beyond this year. That’s obvious to us. New oil and gas development should have stopped years ago. But the IEA has promoted fossil fuels for a very long time. So this shift is a big deal!

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We’re hiring: Supporter Care & Fundraising Manager

Posted on May 26, 2021 by Claudia Tormey

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Friends of the Earth has an exciting job opportunity! It could be the perfect role for you, or somebody that you know!

We are recruiting for someone to join us for a 7 month full-time maternity cover as Supporter Care and Fundraising Manager

We are seeking someone with supporter relations and fundraising experience to join the team.

The Supporter Relations & Fundraising Manager will be responsible for donor retention, supporter care, individual giving, fundraising campaigns and provide supervision to the Volunteer Administration Assistant. They will work closely with the Communications Coordinator and report to the Director.

 

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Friends of the Earth Impact Report

Posted on May 20, 2021 by Claudia Tormey

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We are so thrilled to bring our 2021 Impact Report to the world!

Never before have we had the staff capacity to produce a report like this. The production of this report and the contents within are all thanks to the ongoing and increasing support of the Friends of the Earth community that supports our work and enables us to grow in strength each year.

Every single action taken, whether it was emailing TDs through our e-actions, joining our workshops and demonstrations or chipping in financially to help keep the show on the road has resulted in these successes. Thank you for your participation and support!

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Book Launch: A Short Hopeful Guide to Climate Change

Posted on May 18, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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Last year we ran our first ever crowdfunding campaign to secure the funds to help children’s book publisher Little Island books and author Oisín McGann make an environmentally friendly book for young teens about climate change. Thanks to the support of our donors we raised 13,431 euro to help publish the book, “A Short Hopeful Guide to Climate Change

The book has now been published! Little Island Books is hosting an online book launch at 6.30pm on Wednesday 19th May. The launch event will feature a conversation with the book’s author, Oisín McGann, and children’s author Sarah Webb. You can register for the launch at this link. The book itself can be pre-ordered here.

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Silas - A Film Screening

Posted on May 17, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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Join young Friends of the Earth Europe at 6pm on 18th May for a screening of the film Silas and a short discussion.


Featuring Silas Siakor, the Liberian Solidarity Group and Emma Jayne Geraghty of Friends of the Earth Ireland.

This documentary film spotlights the life and struggles of Liberian activist Silas Siakor, a tireless crusader against illegal logging.

You can watch the film's trailer at this link

To reserve your spot click on this link  and register by adding your email & password. Then go to My Passes & buy a Free YFoEE Pass.

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Have your say on Climate Action - Submit to the Government's Climate Consultation using our handy guide

Posted on May 13, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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The climate movement has been calling for greater public consultation on climate action for years. It's a crucial part of achieving climate action that's faster and fairer. 

So we're pleased that the Government has organised a public consultation on the Climate Action Plan. But we're also disappointed with how the consultation has been written. Many of the questions don’t address the scale of change needed to achieve the climate action we need. Nor do they address the need for a systems change approach to climate action -  that has climate justice and a just transition at its heart. 

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Join our solar schools youth assemblies!

Posted on May 11, 2021 by Emma-Jayne Geraghty

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To address the climate crisis, we need to get off fossil fuels fast. Ireland has excellent renewable energy resources, but our energy system uses fossil fuels for the majority of our energy needs in transport, heating and electricity. This has to change. Fast! 

At Friends of the Earth we are working to make sure that Ireland’s energy system is fit for the future, with no more investment in fossil fuel infrastructure, no more exploration for fossil fuels and an energy system that values and supports citizens and communities participating in and benefiting from our renewable energy transition.

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Watch it Back: Violent Borders Learning Hub webinar: exploring the links between climate and migration

Posted on April 22, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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This Learning Hub webinar was based loosely on themes emerging from Reece Jones’ book ‘Violent Borders, Refugees and the Right to Move.

We were joined by some wonderful speakers who drew on their lived and professional experience to examine the links between climate change and migration.

Our speakers included:

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