At the start of this year’s Young Friends of the Earth network gathering, one participant mentioned, starkly, that we’re running out of time to save the planet. This might seem a bit dramatic, but sadly it’s true. We’re living in the age of destruction and consequence. Read more
A true awaking of collective action came from this years network gathering which took place in the beautiful Boghill Centre in the Burren, Co. Clare. Whether it was the fresh air or the spiritual sensation from stone circles and holistic practices in the area I am feeling extremely energised and excited for what is to come in the next year to follow. Read more
Are you interested in environmental and social justice?
Would you like the opportunity to discuss ideas and learn new skills?
Are you free on Friday 11th to Sunday 13th September?
Would you like to spend a FREE weekend away in a beautiful setting in nature with lovely people?
If so then the Young Friends of the Earth Network Gathering is for you. Whether you have been involved with Young Friends of the Earth for a while or whether you are brand new and interested in learning who and what Young Friends of the Earth is all about, our weekend away is for you!
The Network Gathering is an annual event where we can take a step back from our busy lives to reflect and refresh ourselves for the year ahead, it offers us a chance to develop friendships, learn and share new ideas and skills with each other and discover how we can best support each other as active citizens interested in making the world a little bit better.
This year we will be heading to the beautiful County Clare and staying in the Boghill Centre. We will have the entire place to ourselves with our own vegetarian caterer and free reign of the beautiful grounds. We will be putting on a bus free for you to travel from Dublin to Clare and will reimburse travel costs for those living outside of Dublin and arrage for you to be picked up on arrival in Clare (please see further notes section for details.)
Some of the sessions planned include hearing about and discussing campaigns that Young Friends of the Earth have been involved in over the last year , Fossil Fuel Divestment, Trade agreements and Fracking. We will have a session on the upcoming UN Climate Talks in Paris, why these are important for us and how we can engage people in the movement in Ireland. We will also have a session on what we would like Young Friends of the Earth to be and discuss our plans for the next year.
There will also be other break out sessions on topics such as creative writing, feminism and international solidarity, as well as this there will be plenty of time to relax in a yoga session or nature walk and get to know each over some good food and fun.
We will back in touch to confirm our travel arrangements, please read the further notes for details on this.
If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to get in touch – email@example.com or phone 016394652 to speak to Heather.
We really look forward to seeing you here
Heather and the Organising Team
All food will be provided and will be vegetarian.
Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.
All food, travel and accommodation costs are covered by Friends of the Earth, we have asked for a deposit of €10 simply to secure your place but if you are not able to provide this, that is absolutley fine so please do not let that stop you from attending, but please do email us – firstname.lastname@example.org so we can keep you a place.
We will provide a bus from Dublin to Clare (more details to follow on exact times and location) but we will leave Friday afternoon, no later than 4pm, if you are coming from elsewhere we will be able to reimburse travel or petrol costs so please let us know how you will be arriving and if you need a seat on the minibus going to and from Dublin.
P.s. Musical Instruments, songs and stories to share are most welcome.
We have passed the mid way point of the YFOEE Summer Camp in Brittany France and the day began with some challenging – but vital – discussions about the linkages between environmental and climate struggles, and those of race, class and gender – which our very own Sydney from Ireland followed. No doubt this day has marked the start of many conversations to continue about what these truths mean for us and our movement.
“Do you know a place on earth so beautiful it is paradise? Film it!” and be part of a Europe wide film project called “Climate Operation” demonstrating our beautiful earth.
This film will be broadcasted on TV and at the Climate talks COP21 this December in Paris where world leaders will be meeting to make crucial decision for the future in regards to environmental and social justice issues.
The top video will be compiled into a 52 min film by Arte a France-German TV Channel.
Do you agree Ireland should make this cut? Then follow the info in document below to find out how you can submit your vision of beauty in Ireland or elsewhere.
Get in touch by emailing email@example.com to team up with others and get support in creating your video.