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Groundswell North East 2022

Groundswell North East 2022

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Discovery Museum

Blandford Square

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 4JA

United Kingdom

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Join us at Groundswell North East 2022 to help build the movement for climate justice, locally and globally.

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What is Groundswell?

Groundswell 2022 is Friends of the Earth’s flagship program of annual regional events for our grassroots activists and friends in the climate justice movement and the theme this year is “From climate frontlines to climate justice”.

As part of 8 events taking place across England and Wales, Groundswell North East will bring together experts, activists and communities for a day of stimulating talks, campaign plans and practical workshops.

Since 1970, Friends of the Earth has stood with our network and friends on the front lines to campaign for environmental justice. Even throughout the Covid pandemic we have continued to take action for a green and fair recovery. Now it’s time to scale up our efforts for a green and fair future for everyone.

Whoever we are and whatever our age, race, class, gender or background, we all want the same things. We all want the right to a healthy environment. We all want a better, fairer world for future generations. And we should all have a say in our futures.

Agenda

Morning

  • Keynote speaker: Lauren MacDonald, Stop Cambo
  • Introducing Friends of the Earth's New Energy Campaign

Afternoon

  • Lunch provided, including optional Parts Per Million Climate Crisis Strategy Game
  • On the Global Frontlines - stories of international resistance and solidarity
  • Workshop - How to have persuasive conversations
  • Climate Action Campaign - The next phase of the campaign
  • Friends of the Earth new strategy
  • Frontline Futures at home - highlighting local campaigns, speakers for this session are Peter Sumby (Director of Operations at National Energy Action), Shaun Pearl (Newcastle branch of Acorn the Union) and tbc
  • Workshop - Building Partnerships in your community

Who is Groundswell for?

Groundswell is a friendly, inclusive event for everyone in Friends of the Earth activist network and wider climate movement. If you are taking action for climate justice, we want you to be there. If you are committed to building a more diverse, more powerful climate justice movement, we need you. And if you need help to get started, we’ll be there to help.

Why attend?

  • Learn about exciting new Friends of the Earth climate justice campaigns
  • Hear from frontline communities campaigning in the UK and around the world
  • Learn new skills to build powerful partnerships and campaigns in your area
  • Meet and plan with other activists and groups near you in the North East
  • Resources and support to build campaigns and partnerships in your area

Ticket information

Free tickets: A limited number of free tickets are available at each event for those who need them. Please just email groundswell@foe.co.uk to request the code.

Early-bird tickets: A limited number of half price £5.00 early-bird tickets will be available to members of Friends of the Earth Local and Climate Action Groups between 6 – 20 March. These are first come first served.

General admission tickets: General admission tickets will be £10.00 and will be available between 6 March and the day of the event. These are first come, first served but any unsold tickets will be available on the door. We will also operate a waitlist to reallocate any tickets that are available for resale.

“Buy one, gift one” solidarity ticket: This is a “twice price” ticket which will help us to provide free tickets, travel subsidies and other accessibility provisions, making these events accessible to more people.

Young people: Under 16s need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian, or responsible adult (with parental consent). 16 and 17 year olds can attend unaccompanied (with parental consent required in advance). Unfortunately, we are not able to offer childcare provision. To provide parental consent please email groundswell@foe.co.uk with the subject line “Parental Consent”, but we will also contact everyone relevant to request this after purchasing.

Refunds: Cancellations made more than 7 days before the start of the event will receive a full refund. Cancellations less than 7 days before the start of the event and refunds requested during or after the event will only be granted in accordance with your statutory rights. If for any reason we cancel the event, you will receive a full refund. To request a refund please contact us via Eventbrite or email groundswell@foe.co.uk with the subject line “Refund Request”.

Accessibility

The venue is fully wheelchair accessible with lifts throughout the building. If you require any further accessibility support, we will try our best to help. Please complete the access requirement questions on the booking form or - to be certain that provision can be made - please email groundswell@foe.co.uk with the subject line “Access Requirement” and await confirmation before booking your ticket.

For more details on the accessibility of the venue please look here https://discoverymuseum.org.uk/visit-us/access-information

Local, venue and travel information

Where: Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4JA

The Venue is a short (7 minute) walk from Newcastle Central Train station. For more details on how to get to the venue visit https://discoverymuseum.org.uk/visit-us/getting-to-us

Covid measures

  • Staff, volunteers and guests will be encouraged to conduct and show a negative LFT from within 24hrs
  • Unless exempt, staff and guests will need to wear masks indoors unless eating/drinking.
  • Staff and guests will be encouraged to observe social distancing as much as possible.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available and it’s use encouraged
  • Ventilation will be maximised (ie doors/windows open, filtration on etc.)

If we are forced to cancel the event, everyone will receive a refund and we will reschedule with a free online event later in the year, which will be for attendees across England and Wales.

Contact us

Please email info@foe.co.uk if you have any other queries.

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Blandford Square

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 4JA

United Kingdom

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