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System Reset National Youth Assembly

Posted on October 14, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

System Reset National Youth Assembly

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

Young people have been coming together through our System Reset project to explore the root causes of climate change and inequality. They’ve come up with solutions to these big issues to be raised with political leaders.

We’re excited to announce that these solutions will be showcased during our System Reset National Youth Assembly on 19th October. This assembly is open to people under 30 and will take place from 6pm to 8pm. Registration closes at 2pm on 18th October.

Click here to register for the Youth Assembly

 

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COP on! Why should young people care about our planet and COP26?

Posted on September 17, 2021 by Emma-Jayne Geraghty

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All Day Youth Workshop: Online via Zoom

When: 25th of September Time: 10 - 4pm

To register click here

Friends of the Earth is partnering with the National Youth Council of Ireland for a youth workshop on the COP26 International Climate Talks. We're inviting young people and youth workers to join us on 25th September. During the workshop, we will be hear from young campaigners and activists and explore how issues that affect them will be discussed and negotiated at international level through the United Nations Climate talks.

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Hope in the Dark - a workshop to build resilience and active hope

Posted on August 18, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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The IPCC’s startling report on the climate crisis has left many of us reeling. Its publication this summer was a real wake up call, motivating people to get involved in climate action, some for the first time.

But it has also left people feeling anxious.

There’s no doubt about it, the growing social and ecological crises can make us feel overwhelmed. We may feel apathetic - or unable to engage in taking action.

At Friends of the Earth, we want to address these issues and feelings. So we’ve invited Undercurrent Education to facilitate an Active Hope workshop for our next Learning Hub event at 6pm on Monday 20th September. We’ll explore themes of resilience & active hope emerging from Rebecca Solnit’s book ‘Hope in the Dark’.

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Join our Learning Hub event series!

Posted on August 10, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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Last month, we organised a Just Recovery conference on behalf of Coalition 2030, who were keen to explore how the Sustainable Development Goals could be used to guide Ireland’s recovery from the pandemic.

We were joined by some excellent speakers, including Dr Mike Ryan from the World Health Organisation, Asad Rehman from War on Want and Paola Simonetti from the International Trade Union Confederation.

Missed the conference? Don't worry - we recorded it for you to watch back at your leisure! You can watch it by clicking here or by viewing it in the screen below. 

 

The Just Recovery conference highlighted the need to join up our struggles for climate action, social justice, global justice and health justice.

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Mediterranean Youth Forum

Posted on July 28, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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The Mediterranean Youth Forum is an online gathering and part of the SYSTEM: RESET project. From the 1st to 3rd of September, young people and activists from Cyprus, Malta, Ireland and Spain will be coming together to discuss important topics that will affect the future of people in the Mediterranean and beyond. Topics to be discussed include climate, intersectionality, energy, migration, governance, the commons, natural resources, and more.

Timetable of events

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Update on SYSTEM:RESET

Posted on July 22, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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SYSTEM:RESET is a pan European project which aims to build strong, collective youth visions for a socially just and ecologically sound future. It aims to amplify the voices of young people from communities that are underrepresented in policy making and political decision making spaces.

We recently ran a very successful fundraiser to enable us to provide digital tools, tech equipment and resources to young people and youth projects hoping to engage with us through the System Reset Project - who might otherwise not have been able to participate. This fundraiser has shown that our supporters are willing to support our educational offerings and see the added value in youth engagement and reaching those who have been underrepresented in the climate movement. We are so grateful to everyone who donated!

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Update on Movement Building - Training and Capacity Building

Posted on July 22, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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Learning Hub

Our Learning Hub was developed as part of our commitment to a process of learning and unlearning about the systems of power and oppression that influence our lives and the world around us. It revolves around themes emerging from our four Learning Hub books. You can read more about the Learning Hub here and donate to get a Learning Hub book and support our work here.

Our latest Learning Hub event was a webinar based on themes emerging from Reece Jones’ book ‘Violent Borders, Refugees and the Right to Move. You can watch the webinar back at this link. To read more about our Learning Hub click here.

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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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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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