Join us for the anual North East Gathering - Friends of the Earth's get together for people who care about environmental issues in our region.
Morning session 10:30 - 13:00 - Friends of the Earth Affiliates and local groups
Afternoon session 13:00 - 16:45 - Open to anyone interested in environmental and social justice issues.
Is the North East Gathering for you?
Want to know about the wonderful work that's going on in your community and beyond, share your ideas and experiences?
Are you looking for inspiration and motivation and to feel part of something?
2016's been quite a year, but you are ready to keep pushing for positive change?
Want to to hear from experts on key issues such as - air quality, climate change and attend facinating workshops?
Need an energy boost?
Looking to turn your late winter, into an early summer :0) ...?
North East Regional gathering is the place for you!
The North East Gathering is a time to come together, to share ideas, learn from each other, hear great speakers, build energy and meet the challenges we face head on. The event is open to anyone wanting to find out more about the key environmental issues for the region. It's a great opportunity to meet like minded people, get clued up on the latest updates on key local and national campaigns and share ideas, challenges and successes.
we look forward to seeing you there!
Carla and Simon - Friends of the Earth in the North
Agenda for the day:
The Friends of the Earth North East Gathering
4 Feb 2017 The Quaker Meeting House, 6 Skinner Lane, Darlington DL37NB
Morning sessions - Friends of the Earth members and affiliates only – all welcome in the afternoon
Programme for the day:
Come and join us for a cuppa and a catch-up before the day starts.
11am The Latest
What’s new for FoE locally, nationally and internationally? We want to hear from you, about your campaigns, projects, challenges, and successes.
11:45 Discussion sessions
These topics are fairly fluid – we will respond to what arise on the day. This is the time to be honest and think creatively about the challenges we face and get you head stuck into a new campaign. Bring your ideas.
2 x 35 min sessions
- What’s new? How can we support each other? – online tools, resources, support
- How can we work together with anti-fracking groups and other new movements?
- Clean air: what’s new with the campaign and what are you doing locally?
Open afternoon – open to all *please book*
13:00 shared lunch
Bring some food to share with others.
13:45 Welcome session - get to know each other
14:00 Trumped out, Brexit-Smexit – what a year!? But, what does it all mean? And what’s the plan – how do we stay
positive and resilient?
This session will look at the big picture narrative - what on earth is going on planet Earth and how are we responding, with a key focus on community solutions – including stories from our communities on the frontline.
15:00 Tea and coffee break
15:15 Community Organising – the skills you need to build a movement - Community organising methodology offers an intuitive, real world set of skills that can really help you figure out what makes you come alive and how to get the best out of yourself and others.
2 x 45 min sessions:
- How to get new people involved: How find what makes your heart sing and how to re-define your understanding of ‘self-interest’
- Keep it in the ground: how to use fossil free campaigning inspire people to take action
- Urban nature: planting session in the graveyard – yes in my backyard, how nature campaigning and practical projects can bring communities together
16:45 Wrap up What have we learnt, what’s next? Setting our New Year intentions
17:00 Heading to a local establishment We really hope you can join us for our social. We will go somewhere that serves non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks.