San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
South East Regional Gathering
FREE training, workshops, speakers, networking, shared lunch and most importantly wonderful people taking action for the planet from across the region.
The morning will be more relevant to people involved in a local group and the afternoon will be open to all - essential campaign and skills training to make a big impact on the environment.
The Gathering is all about:
Meeting up with Friends of the Earth members and allies, networking and building friendships
Getting the low down on campaigns local and nationally
Skilling up and building capacity
Building your energy for the year of campaiging ahead
Having a great time whilst cracking on with the work that we need to do
This year you have told us that you'd like to focus on Clean Air, sharing ideas and updates with one another and have training on campaign strategy and how to recruit new members.
As ever, there were more fantastic suggestions than time in one day, but we have done our best to incorporate as many requests as possible with the following agenda:
10.30: Arrive and start meeting people over tea and coffee
11.00: Welcome, introductions and latest news from Friends of the Earth
11.30: Celebrating the network: sharing inspiration from the past year, exploring what campaigns are working well in the region, discussing what you'd like to do this year and deciding what you need to get it done.
12.30: Shared lunch (details below)
13.15: Welcome to the afternoon and quick fire latest campaign introduction: Clear Air, Bees and Fracking
14.00: Workshop session one: Planning your Clean Air Campaign or Running great meetings that get stuff done and keep people coming back
15.00: Break and opportunity to talk to staff and others about your campaign
15.30: Workshop session two: Using the media in your Clean Air Campaign or Recruiting and retaining new members
16.30: Round up of the day and photo solidarity action
17.00: Close and go to a pub or cafe for informal networking
The final agenda will be sent out to attendees nearer the time, so please register to make sure you've got the full details of the day.
Please do pass this on to people in your networks.
We're inviting you to a shared lunch, so please either bring enough lunch for yourself or something suitable for sharing. There won't be time to go out and by something on the day, so please do bring something with you.
We'll be getting some basics - fruit, biscuits, salad, bread, cheese etc. but it would be lovely to fill the table with tasty food from us all.
About the venue:
We are holding the gathering at Guildford Baptist Church, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BE. It's a seven minute walk from Guildford train station. We'll be using beautiful recently constructed meeting rooms and have access to the kitchen.
Find out more information at: guildfordbaptist.org. If you have any specific questions about the venue or want to get in touch on the day, please contact them directly on: 01483 575008.
Thanks to our funders:
Friends of the Earth Europe gratefully acknowledges financial assistance from the European Union. The contents of this event and the event materials are the sole responsibility of Friends of the Earth Europe and cannot be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union mentioned above. The European Union mentioned above cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information provided at this event on in the event materials.