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Register for CauseWay 6-week course!

9 Jan 2017

*APPLICATIONS FOR CAUSEWAY ARE NOW CLOSED*

Have you ever had the feeling that the society we’re living in just isn’t quite right? Do you worry that our ways of living can’t be sustained without destroying the planet? Have you felt the urge to contribute in some way to make things better, but just aren’t sure where best to apply your efforts, or who to connect with to make change? 

Then apply now for CauseWay, a 6-week evening course run by Friends of the Earth.

In 2016, we saw a massive political shift to the right with the UK opting to leave the EU, the US election of Republican nominee Donald Trump, the resignation of Italian Democratic Prime Minister Matteo Renzi as Italy voted no to the Constitutional Reform Referendum, and the announcement that the socialist President of France, Francois Hollande, will not run for re-election next year. As the year draws to a close, the political environment is increasingly impacting on issues of social justice and environmental protection. With the EU migrant crisis ongoing and the impacts of climate change affecting both urban and rural environments, it has become increasingly difficult to stand by and do nothing.

More and more people feel it is time to take action. But how?

With this in mind, Friends of the Earth are offering a 6 week course to kickstart 2017, and we invite those who wish to engage with current challenges faced by the environment and society to get involved. This course aims to offer a space in which to discuss, develop and eventually put into action the changes you feel need to happen in order to make the society we live in a more just and resilient place. This is an opportunity to unify with other struggles and focus your energy and drive for social change. You will be equipped with critical communication skills, techniques to prevent burnout and maintain well-being in the face of global catastrophe, and opportunities to meet like-minded people. Together, through the use of dialogue, an emphasis on personal experience and respectful discussion, and a concerted effort to provide space for a variety of opinions, we can envision a future where communities are resilient to climate change and strive to achieve social justice.

In the words of Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has”.

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