Join us for the anual North West Gathering - Friends of the Earth's get together for people taking action for the environment and social justice issues.
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 West Gathering for you?
Want to know about the wonderful work that's going on in your community and share your ideas and experiences?
Are you looking for inspiration and motivation?
Did 2016 leave you feeling dismayed, but you are ready to keep fighting?
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 and early summer :0) ...?
North West Regional gathering is the place for you!
The North West 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.
You can expect...
North West Regional Gathering 25 March
The morning session is for Friends of the Earth groups, affiliates and members
10:30 arrivals and refreshments
10:45am welcome and overview plenary with stories from the front line
11:45am – workshops:
- Working together across the region
- Community organising techniques
We welcome anyone interested in environmental or social justice issues to our afternoon session – please do join us for the shared lunch
13:00 Bring and share lunch
13:45 welcome to new people
- Walk and talk – urban nature
- Making stuff session – get creative and help make props for a photo action
- Regional networking time - link up with others taking action in your area
15:00 tea and coffee break
- Fracking and fossil fuels – networking session
- Clean air – what’s going on locally and nationally with air quality work
- Digital media and social media training
16:30 Round up and photo action
16:45 head to a local café/bar