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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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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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Update on Movement Building - new Learning Hub on the way!

Posted on January 28, 2022 by Emma-Jayne Geraghty

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We are delighted to be returning with a new Learning Hub series running from February to May 2022.

This year we’re branching out to include film clips, eco-poetry readings, visual art discussions and inspiring books that encourage critical thinking.The Learning Hub will consist of a series of webinars and workshops that are based on themes and topics emerging from different films, images and texts.

Topics to be explored include:

  • Speaking the Predicament: Activism meets the arts through eco-poetry and the film Homo Sapiens (2016) by Nikolaus Geyrhalter
  • Power to the People with Renewable Energy
  • No New Gas and working towards a fossil free future

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Join our 2022 Learning Hub

Posted on January 27, 2022 by Emma-Jayne Geraghty

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We’re delighted to announce that we’ve a new series of Learning Hub events kicking off soon! We’ll be using films, eco-poetry, graphic design, books and more to delve into how the arts affect activism, community energy, climate anxiety and campaigning against new gas.

The first two events of this new series, “Speaking the Predicament” will take place on Monday 7th February and Monday 21st February, both running from 6pm to 8pm. In these interactive sessions, we’ll explore film screenings, shared reading and open dialogue as practices that can help to build resilience, clarity and purpose. You’ll need to register for our new Learning Hub Series to join these events and other workshops in the series.

Click here to register for our 2022 Learning Hub Series

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Update on our Learning Hub

Posted on November 05, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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Our Learning Hub is a carefully curated space for discussion, critical thinking, peer education and building a sense of solidarity.

We run webinars and workshops that are loosely based on themes emerging from books we have chosen as Learning Hub “core texts”.

Our current books are:

  • Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future by Mary Robinson.
  • Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move by Reece Jones.
  • On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal by Naomi Klein.
  • Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities by Rebecca Solnit

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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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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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Explore our Climate and Migration Read and Watch List

Posted on April 01, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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Ahead of our first Learning Hub webinar on Climate and Migration (which you can now watch back here) we compiled a Read and Watch list on this theme that we’d love you to explore.

Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you can dip in and out of the list according to the time you have to spare. The beauty of our Learning Hub is that you can read and watch for just a few minutues or for many hours! It's perfect preparation for our next webinar on Climate and Migration which will take place in May or June 2021 - this second webinar will have a workshop, participatory structure.

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Violent Borders - exploring the links between climate change and migration

Posted on April 01, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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At Friends of the Earth, we’re creating a space for discussion, critical thinking, peer education and building a sense of solidarity. It’s called our Learning Hub! We create conversations that hinge around issues arising from books that the Friends of the Earth community is reading.

Our next Learning Hub event will explore connections between climate and migration. It takes place on Monday 12th April at 6pm - we hope you can join us.

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Learning Hub Update

Posted on February 22, 2021 by Claudia Tormey

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The Learning Hub is a carefully curated space for discussion, critical thinking, peer education and building a sense of solidarity.

Our most recent cycle of the Learning Hub aims to create conversations hinging around themes and issues that arise in the following four books;

  1. Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future by Mary Robinson
  2. Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move by Reece Jones
  3. On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal by Naomi Klein
  4. Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities by Rebecca Solnit

For each book we are hosting a webinar and an interactive workshop. We'll also share a read and watch list to explore more the topics at hand.

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