You are invited to the Gary Mahoney Memorial Debate – “Green Routes to Justice: How We Can Achieve Human Fairness and Planetary Survival”

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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.

http://liverpoolfoe.org.uk/
Media Contact: Frank Kennedy, 07786 746704

Do you have what it takes to be a Climate Organiser?

Climate organiser_flyer-page-0Friends of the Earth are offering a supportive training programme programme for those with some campaigning experience interested in the idea of a Liverpool Climate Hub that will build upon the work already achieved by local groups and communities.

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The Climate Organisers programme details can be found on the FOE website
Do you have what it takes to be a Climate Organiser?

To find out a little more about our plans to grow a massive climate movement you can check out the international climate pages on the FOE website, and also we’ve got a page of key dates. Some of them have passed, but most of them are still relevant.

A LITTLE MORE ACTION PLEASE

This year has tons of opportunities for mobilising locally and nationally so let’s use to build and even stronger, bigger and more diverse climate movement in Liverpool. We could do that in lots of ways, and ultimately it’s up to you – the people of Liverpool – what you want to do. But we’ve got some suggestions:

  • Recruit some Climate Organisers to get trained up in key organising skills and support climate action
  • Hold a ‘Let’s talk about Climate Change’ skill share and action day. We learn to talk to people about climate change in a way that engages and leads to action, and then we give it a go! We take to the streets and talk to people about climate change, signing them up to the movement.
  • Organise & mobilise for some key actions over the next year, primarily:
    • June 17th – Mass Climate Lobby of Parliament
    • Decentralised action in the autumn – Reclaim Power
    • Go to Paris! UNFCC climate talks
    • People’s Demands assembly(ies) early 2016
  • Recruit people to our movement! New people who might not traditionally come into contact with climate campaigners. Let’s come into 2016 with a broad movement. Massive outreach, talks, public art, stalls, everything!
If interested please send an email to Laura by Sunday 19th April

Laura McFarlane-Shopes
Community Activism Coordinator
laura.mcfarlane-shopes@foe.co.uk

Why we should put a stop to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)?

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.
Watch the video

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.
Sign the Petition here
#A18DoA  #nottip
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FREE twelve week course : Understanding Energy

WANT TO UNDERSTAND HOW ENERGY WORKS AND HOW WE CAN REDUCE OUR USE?

WANT TO GET BACK TO WORK?

THINKING ABOUT LAUNCHING A COMMUNITY ENERGY PROJECT OR INITIATIVE?

The L1 Accredited Award in Understanding Energy & Employability is a FREE twelve week course providing knowledge, skills and competencies around the topic of energy, energy use and the role of renewable energy in tackling climate change and an ever-changing energy market.

It equips participants to reduce their own energy use, acts a ‘carbon champions’ in their own communities or to start working in the energy sector, one of the UK’s fastest growing labour markets.

Course are starting soon in the Clubmoor/Tuebrook area and the City Centre.

All learning materials will be provided and there is help with travel costs.

The courses are friendly and jargon-free.

No prior knowledge of energy or renewable energy is necessary and you’ll gain valuable knowledge and experiences.

Individuals and community groups are welcome to participate.

If you are interested, email Good Neighbour Community Energy on contact@gnce.co.uk or phone 07908603884 and ask for Mark

START IMPROVING YOUR CHANCES IN THE JOB MARKET BY CONTACTING US NOW

Mark Shooter, GNCE

Wellbeing Update

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.

Upcoming Events

13th May
Transition towns – Really Really Free Market

20th June
A small group of us are also working towards some activity for the Merseyside Civic Society’s Wellbeing day.

6-8th August
There’s also the Liverpool Loves festival coming up where there will be all kinds of wellbeing activities

Specific Projects
Here are some other projects that FoE members are working on

Thinking Outside the Bottle 

Air Quality 

Little Stories Now

Research Day School: Investigating Private Companies

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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 engage@liverpool.ac.uk.Lunch will be provided.

Liverpool FoE group talk about Sustainable Fashion with St Julie’s Sixth Formers

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.