On June 4th at 7:30pm Liverpool Friends of the Earth and Merseyside Environmental Trust invite you to the first annual Gary Mahoney Memorial Debate; in the Pearce Room, Britannia Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool L3 5UL.
A stimulating panel of speakers, chaired by Roger Phillips of BBC Radio Merseyside, will discuss “Green Routes to Justice: how we can achieve human fairness and planetary survival” – in the light of the recent General and local elections, among other factors.
For details about the panel please visit the eventbrite page here where you can RSVP. You can also take part in the facebook event discussions here on the run up to the event.
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Communities are working together against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement because we believe it would jeopardise food safety, allow for more privatisation of public services such as the NHS and allow corporations more rights and allow them to sue governments if profits were affected by decisions made for public benefit. All bar one of the UK political parties is against it.
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STOP TTIP Day of Action April 18th
We would like to invite you along on Saturday 18th April between 11-1 to show support against TTIP. We will meet on Church Street where it meets Bold Street (Opposite Lloyds bank) and we will give out leaflets and help share information about reasons for signing the petition against TTIP.
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Wellbeing Work Update
Since our workshop in January, other local groups have hosted the wellbeing workshop such as Manchester and soon Darlington.
National FoE are also organising a training day on 25th April for anyone who is interested in taking the work forward. More info here
What we learned
We found that it was a really great way of beginning a conversation with people about how a healthy environment relates to their wellbeing.
A conversation has begun about how as a city we communicate wellbeing activities. There’s the Wellbeing Liverpool Directory of mental health services and the wider wellbeing site Live Well Liverpool, then there’s Gather and Project Dirt for all kinds of ways to engage in sustainable activities to improve your wellbeing.
Transition towns – Really Really Free Market
A small group of us are also working towards some activity for the Merseyside Civic Society’s Wellbeing day.
There’s also the Liverpool Loves festival coming up where there will be all kinds of wellbeing activities
Here are some other projects that FoE members are working on
Thinking Outside the Bottle
Little Stories Now
Food For Real Festival 2015 March 19th – 22nd
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engage@liverpool in collaboration with
Research Day School: Investigating Private Companies
Friday 27th March, 9am-4.45pm, Thornton Room, Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool
The day school will cover a range of key issues, including:
· Asking the ‘right’ questions about corporate power
· Identifying data sources that can help us research corporations;
· How research can help us understand the structure of corporate power;
· ‘How to’ research companies in difficult settings
Part of the day school will feature a focus on researching companies involved in ‘fracking’.
This Master Class is open to the public. Researchers and activists who are interested in conducting independent and critically aware research on corporations are particularly welcome.
Attendance is free but places are limited so please ensure you book in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.Lunch will be provided.
On 23 November 2011 we presented to St Julie’s sixth formers as part of their PSHE (Personal, Social Health and Economic) education.
We really enjoyed it and hope that the sixth formers did. Below are some pictures from the event. Also we created a video to give a broad overview of what FoE and similar organisations encompass. If the school want us to go back in 2012, as was discussed, then we’d be happy to return.