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Online Training: Movement Strategy and Movement Structure

Posted on May 14, 2020 by Meaghan Carmody

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We're so excited to be able to host the Ayni Institute to facilitate a two-part training to activists in Ireland. During this course the Ayni Institute will be teaching how to understand the deeper strategic needs within movements and issue areas. 

The Ayni Institute is a small training institute that coaches, incubates, and supports social movements and community organisations. They also develop research and content on movements and movement dynamics. The Institute was founded by Carlos Saavedra, a community organiser with the DREAM movement in the US, and Paul Engler, author of This is an Uprising. They work closely with Momentum US and the Sunrise Movement among others. 

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Webinar: Women Resisting Climate Change in the Global South

Posted on May 12, 2020 by Meaghan Carmody

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Join this webinar co-organised by the Galway Feminist Collective and Friends of the Earth Ireland to discuss these issues, on Wednesday May 20th at 7pm Irish time/1pm CST/2pm EST/8pm CET.

As the world grapples with the challenges posed by climate change, there is increasing awareness in the Global North that communities from the Global South will be most impacted by the effects of climate change. We increasingly recognise that those same communities are often on the front line of resistance to extractive projects that threaten the environment and exacerbate the impact of climate change, particularly: mining, mass hydroelectric infrastructure and biofuels. Women across these communities often put their safety, freedom, livelihoods and lives on the line to protect the environment and Mother Earth.

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Watch Resisting Mining and Fossil Fuel Projects Webinar

Posted on April 27, 2020 by Meaghan Carmody

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Last Wednesday, Earth Day, ourselves and Not Here Not Anywhere co-hosted a webinar to explore the challenges faced and lessons learnt when resisting mining & fossil fuel projects.

We heard from Esteban who is campaigning against fracking in Argentina, Fidelma who is working with a group called Save our Sperrins against the onslaught of gold mining in Northern Ireland, and Aideen who is part of Not Here Not Anywhere who are pushing for an end to fossil fuel exploration both in Ireland and abroad.

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Join us for a webinar on resistance to fossil fuel and mining projects!

Posted on April 15, 2020 by Meaghan Carmody

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Exploring Challenges & Lessons from the movement at home and abroad

Join us for this webinar on grassroots experiences of resisting and campaigning against mining and fossil fuel industries on Wednesday April 22nd, at 2pm EST /  3pm ART / 7pm GMT / 8pm CET/

Fossil fuel and mineral mining industries are some of the most polluting and most damaging to health in the world, and they are a huge driver of climate change. Communities directly affected by these projects, along with environmental and climate campaigners, have mobilised for decades against these dirty industries. Join Friends of the Earth and Not Here Not Anywhere for this online panel discussion on some of the challenges faced and lessons learned in these grassroots struggles.

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Campaigning for Environmental Justice - Online Course

Posted on March 18, 2020 by Claudia Tormey

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Are you concerned about the climate crisis?

Do you want to explore how climate change connects to other issues of injustice?

Do you have a sense there are root causes resulting in these injustices?

And do you want to learn skills for getting others involved in change-making for real impact?

Then look no further, and apply to take part in Friends of the Earth's 6-week System Change for a Just Transition Online Course,'Mobilize. Resist. Transform.' 

This course aims to offer a space to explore the environmental issues of our time, how they intersect, what some of the root causes are, and some tools and strategies for taking action. We will collectively explore the issues over the course of the 6 sessions, with reading materials provided for each week.

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Building Resilience, for Sustaining Action

Posted on November 10, 2019 by Claudia Tormey

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Watching and being a part of the rise in climate action across the world has been exciting and empowering to say the least. More and more people are joining the movement, and we need to ensure we're forming a strong community of activism that can last!

Burnout can happen to any of us, and it's something the Friends of the Earth team are acuetly aware of. Because we work so closely with activist groups (and many of us are in actists groups), in supporting skills and capacity building and helping amplify grassroots actions and campaigns, we feel it's important to not only promote community wellbeing within the movement but also provide opportunities for activists to gain skills in this area.

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Power Up! Movement Building Skills

Posted on November 07, 2019 by Claudia Tormey

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Power Up! is a series of workshops to help upskill and support the growing activist community in Ireland. Meaghan, head of Education and Activism, has identified where activists need the most support and has seeked out those with the relevant skills to deliver these trainings.

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De-Escalation Training with Extinction Rebellion

Posted on October 03, 2019 by Guest Blogger

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As part of the 'Power-Up! Autumn of Action Training Series', we supported three young Extinction Rebellion activists to lead a training on de-escalation tactics in high-pressure situations of civil disobedience. Here is a short piece from one of the main organisers, Sarah.

Non-violence is one of Extinction Rebellion’s core principles, and ensuring that the environmental movement remains non-violent is critical to ensuring its success. A movement that is non-violent has a far greater reach and is far more inclusive than a violent campaign. Ensuring that non-violence is at the core of our movements also sends a powerful message: we are creating the vision of a society we with to see, one at which empathy and peace is at the core.

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Dublin Friends of the Earth Beach Clean Sept 21st 10:30am

Posted on September 18, 2019 by Meaghan Carmody

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Time to clean up! 🚨

Beach clean-up this Saturday 21st of September, 10:30am at Dollymount Strand.

If you want to help out on the day, please complete this form!

This is our first social event since our relaunch earlier in the Summer and DFoE would love to see as many people out helping as possible!

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Support the Climate Strike Movement!

Posted on September 11, 2019 by Claudia Tormey

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It's a Climate Emergency.

And on September 20th, we're filling the streets.

On Friday the 15th of March 2019 1.6 million people took part in a global climate strike in more than 125 countries in more than 2,000 locations. In Ireland more than 15,000 students took part in protests for urgent climate action.

This September 20th, we're going to smash that number. But we need you to make that happen!

Find and join your nearest strike!

School-age students have self-organised marches around the country and they need you to attend. 

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