UPCOMING TRAINING AND WEBINARS

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PEST MANAGEMENT FOR ORGANIC GARDENERS

21st July 2021 - 17:30 - 19:00

Gardening can feel like a difficult balancing act between avoiding harsh chemicals, allowing for insects and wildlife to come to your garden and stopping pests munching on your prized plants. But it doesn’t have to be, you can have a wildlife friendly garden that helps you manage pests, without any damaging chemical use.
In this session you’ll learn a variety of techniques on how to manage pests in your garden without damaging plants or wildlife, from companion plants, to nematodes and friendly insects. We’ll go through an arsenal of easy-to-use and efficient techniques to keep your plot healthy and mostly pest free.

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REASSEMBLING OUR COMMUNITIES: ABUNDANT GREEN NETWORKS

21st July 2021 - 19:00 - 20:00

In order to be greener, healthier and wilder, our cities need to be pesticide-free. But there is no easy single replacement for a weed killer or insecticide. Rather, each city or community needs to develop a patchwork of solutions to adapt to their own diverse needs. A holistic approach is the only solution to creating safe, green spaces in which people and wildlife can thrive. Join us in conversation with inspiring people across the UK who are championing ways to weave nature into our urban spaces.

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NEAR YOU DATA TOOL - IS YOUR AREA DOING ENOUGH TO TAKE CLIMATE ACTION?

22nd July 2021 - 18:30 - 19:45

Inspired to take action on climate, but not sure where to start? Struggling to find reliable data about how climate-friendly your local area really is?

Join our free webinar for an introduction to Friends of the Earth's Near You tool (see images below). Whether you’re creating a Climate Action Plan, working with local leaders, or just looking for ways to make your community more climate-friendly, register for this free event to tackle the climate emergency where you live.

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WINNING CHANGE FROM AN UNRESPONSIVE COUNCIL

26th July 2021 - 19:00 - 20:30

Up and down the country hundreds of councils have declared climate emergencies but haven’t followed through with the necessary action to tackle the climate crisis. In this session we’ll explore how you can influence your council to take climate action where direct lobbying isn’t working. We’ll take you through some key arguments to use and discuss what tactics can help to push your council to go further and faster to address climate breakdown. This training is for local and Climate Action groups.

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PERMACULTURE PRINCIPLES IN FOOD GROWING

27th July 2021 - 17:30 - 19:00

Permaculture is an ethical design system, based on ecological principles, that creates sustainable and regenerative human habitats by following nature's patterns.
This workshop will examine how to approach growing food by planting edible ecosystems that maximise yield from a growing space. The approach challenges conventional approaches to food growing by combining annuals and perennials, using plant combinations for fertility and focussing on supporting the soil ecosystem. 
As well as presenting a way to understand the approach the workshop will also outline practical ways to approach food growing from a permaculture perspective.

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GROWING AUTUMN AND WINTER VEGETABLES

28th July 2021 - 17:30 - 19:00

Picture autumn and winter in your mind’s eye, what do you see? Perhaps short cold days, grey skies, frosts, even snow. No vegetables growing, a period of sleep and death until the spring.
Well yes, all of that is possible... except the ‘nothing growing’ bit.
After the fast Hare-like pace of summer, winter growth is more of a slow tortoise crawl – and we know who won that race...!
Join me as we look afresh at growing vegetables through the autumn and winter, to find out what will grow and what you can harvest. You never know, you might come away with a different perception of these underestimated seasons.

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LUNCHTIME TALK WITH JOYCELYN LONGDON

3rd August 2021 - 13:00 - 14:00

From Theory To Praxis, a webinar presentation giving a brief overview of the colonial history of climate, an overview of how this influences Joycelyn's academic work, as well as how she communicates the climate emergency through Climate In Colour.
The talk then moves on to explore how we as individuals, companies, and organisations can move away from just talking about oppression to embedding decolonial practice into their lives and work.

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WELCOME WEBINAR

4th August 2021 - 18:30 - 19:45

Join our Welcome webinar and get an introduction to the Climate Action network, powered by Friends of the Earth. Learn how joining our network will help you campaign with confidence for a climate-friendly community.

There are over 270 Climate Action groups in England, Wales and Northern Ireland campaigning for local solutions to the climate crisis. Discover what support, tools and resources we offer to help you grow your group and develop local campaigns.

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SEAS: UK OPEN DIALOGUES WEBINAR WITH PROFESSIONALS AND ORGANISATIONS

7th August 2021 - 10:30 - 12:00

Seas: In this webinar, professionals within the climate field (yet to be announced) will aim to discuss a selection of topics and debates regarding oceanic impacts - ranging from plastic pollution to rising sea levels, and from fishing quotas to oil extraction. You could discover how microplastics are affecting marine life and what needs to be done (ranging from government to individuals) to ensure climate targets are met.

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SKY: UK OPEN DIALOGUES WEBINAR WITH PROFESSIONALS AND ORGANISATIONS

14th August 2021 - 10:30 - 12:00

Sky: In this webinar, professionals within the climate field (yet to be announced) will aim to discuss a selection of topics and debates regarding impacts ranging from air pollution to aviation. You could discover how, or if, we can sustainably develop the aviation industry and how we can establish social justice with clean air policies.

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TREES: UK OPEN DIALOGUES WEBINAR WITH PROFESSIONALS AND ORGANISATIONS

21st August 2021 - 10:30 - 12:00

Trees and nature: In this webinar, professionals within the climate field (yet to be announced) will aim to discuss a selection of topics and debates ranging from conservation, farming regulations and also public transport. You could discover how we can sustainably develop public transport by hearing conversations surrounding HS2, and find out how young people can lead the change surrounding conservation of beautiful nature the UK and the world has to offer.

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LUNCHTIME TALK WITH MILIEUDEFENSIE

24th August 2021 - 12:00 - 13:00

On May 26, 2021 at 3 pm, the District Court in The Hague ruled that one of the world's largest polluters, Royal Dutch Shell, must stop causing dangerous climate change. This is a tremendous victory for climate, for the millions of people around the world threatened by dangerous climate change, the 17,000 co-claimants and the thousands of people who have supported this case.

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CITIES: UK OPEN DIALOGUES WEBINAR WITH PROFESSIONALS AND ORGANISATIONS

28th August 2021 - 10:30 - 12:00

Cities: In this last webinar, professionals within the climate field (yet to be announced) will aim to discuss a selection of topics and debates regarding climate change by exploring cities and discovering how to navigate through and mitigate the climate emergency in a concrete jungle. You could discover how community renewable energy initiatives are shaping urban areas and greenspaces, and how education is paramount to ensuring our world can flourish.

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SEED SAVING

8th September 2021 - 17:30 - 19:00

In this session you’ll learn how plants create seeds, and how to use nature’s abilities to save your own seeds. We’ll go through the easier plants as well as the more complex ones, and you’ll come out of the session with a clear idea of plan reproduction, and knowledge on how to start saving seeds.

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THE COLONIAL HISTORY OF CLIMATE

Online Course, £10

Explore the interconnectedness of climate, science and European Imperialism from the comfort of your home and at your own pace with The Colonial History Of Climate Online Course! The material is split up into modules broken up with interactive prompts, questions, and reflections to allow you to push the boundaries of their perception, scepticism and understanding of our oppressive history and how some of those behaviours persist in our climate crisis today.