Join the Candidate Hunt - This Saturday!

Issued in the blog on January 30, 2020 at 17:23:00.

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It’s no secret that climate has been missing from the narrative of the general election.

The One Future campaign is reaching people across Ireland to make sure climate is a part of this election. One Future needs everyone to get the message out there. One Future needs you!

Take part in the One Future Candidate Hunt on Saturday February 1st and put climate on the agenda of #GE2020 candidates and voters alike.

Join the Candidate Hunt!

The Candidate Hunt is a climate-themed treasure hunt, with a list of challenges for you as an individual or as part of a group to complete and share on social media. Each team that takes part and sends photo evidence gets a prize, with silver, gold and platinum level prizes!

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Never fracking

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There is now cross party support to say that liqueified natural gas import terminals are not a good idea for Ireland. However, to become a reality, this statement needs to be explicitly mentioned in the Programme for Government. Email your TD now to tell them you want to see them do everything in their power to ensure this, and also to do what they can to prevent fracking in Northern Ireland.

One Future for Fairer Faster Climate Action

Issued in the blog on January 23, 2020 at 14:05:00.

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We are so excited to tell you about One Future - Faster and Fairer Climate Action!

One Future a people led campaign aiming to communicate real and solid climate action to all political parties and candidates before the election on February 8th.

And it just launched yesterday (see the launch photos below) - we need your help to get it off the ground and reach as many people across the country. Actions below!

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Climate Actions for Election 2020

Issued in the blog on January 17, 2020 at 16:48:00.

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The general election has been called for February 8th. We have three weeks to get everyone across Ireland talking to their local candidates about climate. And we need you to give and do what you can.

We need Faster and Fairer Climate Action

Much Faster: We need to be cutting our climate-polluting emissions by at least 8% a year, not 2% as planned, to make sure we achieve the Paris Agreement

Much Fairer: We need a substantial increase in government investment in public transport, warmer homes and community energy to make zero carbon options available for everyone.

Want more talking points? We've created this list to give you some pointers on what to ask your local candidates.

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Renewable Electricity Public Consultation (RESS)

Issued in the blog on January 15, 2020 at 07:00:00.

The Government is consulting with the public on the next renewable electricity support scheme - The Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS). Ireland can meet only about 30% of its electricity needs from renewables, so we really really need a new support scheme to allow more renewable electricity projects to get built. This scheme would support 3,330 GWhrs of renewable electricity onto the Irish market from onshore wind, solar, hydro, waste to energy, biomass CHP and biogas CHP.

The details of the scheme can be found here, and submissions are requested by email to ress@dccae.gov.ie by 5pm, 17th February. 

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NGOs accuse EU Commission of breaking Climate Rules over Shannon LNG

Issued in news on December 16, 2019 at 12:00:00.

EU Commission accused of breaking Climate laws on very day President announces European Green Deal

The future for new fracking gas terminals across Europe at risk once again

 

Representatives from NGO’s in Europe and the United States have formally accused the EU Commission of breaking its own rules when it approved support for fracked gas import terminals across Europe. The groups have formally requested a review of the decision from the Director General Commissioner of Energy over concerns that the construction on new gas infrastructure to facilitate trade deals with the United States would wreak havoc on the global climate.

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Patagonia Match Giving

Issued in the blog on December 14, 2019 at 10:31:00.

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Every €1 you donate will turn into €4 when it comes to us through Patagonia's Match Giving until December 31st!

We want to turn your quadrupled euros into clean, renewable energy, generated right from the roof of schools all over Ireland.

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Our Solar Schools project is putting solar panels on schools, to show that energy can and should be community powered. This is an exciting project, but it's only allowing us to do so much. Your donations matched by Patagonia mean we can go bigger and better to unlock renewables in Ireland.

This is an opportunity too good to miss. We can run Ireland on renewables, but we need this boost.

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Christmas Gift Pack

Issued in the blog on December 01, 2019 at 09:30:00.

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This Christmas gift your loved (or yourself) a Friends of the Earth present!

For every donation of €50 or more we'll send you or your friend a gift pack including a Friends of the Earth reusable cup, a copy of Greta Thunberg's book ‘No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference’ and an Irish handmade beeswax candle.

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Donate before Dec 18th to receive your gift pack before Christmas, otherwise we'll send it out in January!

Thank you for everything.

Winter Solstice Sunrise Sea Swim

Issued in the blog on November 29, 2019 at 17:37:00.

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Don't you just love a challenge!

Join our next Sunrise Sea Swim on the Winter Solstice, connect with nature and our growing community.

This event is free, register at the link to connect with other sunrise sea swimmers!

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For the Love of Solar - Schools Competition open TODAY!!

Issued in news on November 21, 2019 at 16:26:00.

For the Love of Solar - Act NowThe Friends of the Earth Solar Schools competition opened today, Thursday 21st November with Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O'Connor and the new Chair of Eirgrid Brendan Tuohy. 

Winning schools will receive solar panels designed and installed on the roof of their school with a 90% grant, allowing them to generate clean, free, renewable electricity to power their whiteboards, photocopiers and computers right from their roof.  Schools all over the country are invited to take part by coming up with an idea for a local project on Climate Action.

Many thanks to the students from Scoil Naomh Eoin, St Colmans College and St Colmcille's Community School for coming along to tell us about their climate action projects over the last year. 

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