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Update on our Faster and Fairer Climate Action Campaign

Posted on July 22, 2021 by Oisín Coghlan

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Ireland has a new Climate Law!

Friends of the Earth has been campaigning for a strong Climate Law for 14 years - and this has been a major focus of our climate work in recent months - with much success! On Friday 16th July Ireland’s new Climate Bill passed its final vote - with all parties in the Seanad supporting it. Just a few weeks earlier the Dáil had passed the Bill by an incredible 129 votes to 10!

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Looking back at our Active Hope workshops

Posted on July 16, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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We ran a five week series of workshops on Resilient Movement Building and Active Hope with environmental and social justice activists in county Clare during May - June this year. The workshops were facilitated by Undercurrent Education as part of our Irish Aid funded Global Citizenship Education programme, Making Common Cause – Global Citizenship Education for a Global Justice Transition(2020-2022).


One of the participants, Giselle Harvey, who took part in this series of workshops took some time to write a reflective blog on her experience to share with us.

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SYSTEM:RESET Youth Assemblies July 2021

Posted on July 06, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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Are you aged under 30? Or do you know a young person of that age who is interested in climate action and social justice?

We've got a fantastic series of online youth assemblies lined up this month. These assemblies will give young people an opportunity to explore the root causes of climate change and inequality - and come up with solutions to these big issues to be raised with political leaders. Could you share this special invitation with the young people in your life?

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Coalition 2030 Just Recovery Conference 2021

Posted on June 24, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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In the words of civil rights activist, Audre Lorde, “there is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we don’t live single-issue lives”.

Over the last couple of years, Friends of the Earth has been working to embed our struggle against the climate crisis within broader struggles for social justice and sustainable development. We’ve built relationships with amazing groups and organizations whose work to tackle poverty and injustice is connected to - and impacted by - our work on climate change.

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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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