Friends of the Earth North West Gathering (Updated)

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14 February

Kick start your year – It’s time for the annual North West Gathering! Catch-up with Friends of the Earth members and local groups from across the region.  All welcome!

Book your free place here:

What’s on…
– Hear news from across the region with regional campaigner Helen Rimmer
– Network, connect and make links with people taking action across your region
– Find out the latest on hot topics such as devolution and fracking
– Join training, workshops and discussion on local, national and international issues
– The latest news on local and nation campaigns.

– Anna Watson plans to be there so we can talk community energy and Run on Sun.

Refreshments will be provided, but please bring lunch or a dish to share.

We would love to hear more ideas for the agenda – email:

We really hope to see you there! Spread the word to your networks.

Updates via the Facebook event page.  And see updated agenda below….

Looking forward to seeing you,   Carla and Helen

What do you lovePS  Carla has promised to make heart shaped biscuits for you all to make up for the valentines day date!   Maybe we could do a Climate Action


When: 10am-5pm, Saturday 14th February

Where: Green Fish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE



Start 10.30 – Registration and welcome over tea and coffee

Please try and arrive before 10:45 so we can start on schedule. Arrive early to network with staff and other activists.
10.45 Welcome to the Gathering.

Carla and Helen talk you through the day


11:00  The Region in 2015

Helen Rimmer and local group members and community members from across the region update us on state of play across the region in 2015.


11.30 Workshops

  1. Bees and Nature – Sandra Bell, bees and nature campaigner Friends of the Earth

The next steps for bee campaign and how this fits into wider work on nature.

  1. Fracking and Planning – Tony Bosworth and Naomi Luhde-Thompson

Find out more about the fracking movement locally and nationally, discuss your campaign and get expert advice on planning.



Lunch at the venue

Please bring a packed lunch + for the love of action – The Climate Coalition


13:15  What’s happening with campaigns and programmes in 2015?

Hear a strategic overview of our work in 2015


13.45 Networking Café

A chance to share information, ask questions and update each other on other local campaigns. Choose 2 x 30 min sessions over the hour – please suggest other sessions.

–          Devolution and a new Greater Manchester network

–          Regional issues — your suggestions include: Housing, Roads, Supporting wind

–          TTIP

–          Wellbeing and Economics and resource use

14.45 Break

15:00 workshops

  1. Are you ready to Run on Sun? Update on the campaign and how you can get involved, unveiling the next phase and exploring how to work with local authority and community energy actors in your area.
  2. The Road to Paris and Beyond – What are we doing on the road to Paris and how can we make Paris and people power come alive in our communities.

16.00 Action 16.15 Wrap-up Then drinks at a nearby venue


Event Details

Location Green Fish Resource Centre