11th March – 9th April
Now’s the time to get organised, grow our power, and demand action on the climate crisis – get skilled up to take action for divestment in your community!
The fossil fuel industry have been driving the climate crisis and delaying action on climate change for decades. That’s why from 5th-13th May, people everywhere are coming together for the Global Divestment Mobilisation.
For three years, the divestment campaign in the UK has been challenging the power of the fossil fuel industry, but now, in 2017, the stakes couldn’t be higher.
Climate change has already started to ravage communities across the world. We’re also seeing the industries responsible fighting back – desperately cling onto power and sacrificing our future in the name of profit.
Come along and get involved in the Fossil Free Trainings Tour!
Trainings are open to all, no matter your campaigning experience or involvement in divestment. If you have any questions get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I need to register to attend?
Please register via the Eventbrite pages for each training. There are limited spaces available for each session and know how many people are coming is essential! If spaces fill up quickly, we’ll look into finding bigger venues.
How much do the trainings cost?
We want to make all our trainings as accessible as possible. All the sessions in the tour will cost £5 full price or free for unwaged/student. If you have any questions about payment, email email@example.com.
What will the trainings cover?
The focus of the training sessions is on creative action planning and media skills. We will look at some inspiring examples of creative action, think about strategy and planning, and get stuck into some scheming of our own. We’ll also look at how to get the media interested in your action. There will also be space for local campaigns to talk about their work! The sessions will be interactive and participatory.
Want to find our more about the Global Divestment Mobilisation? Join one of our webinars!
Click on each one for more information and to sign up to attend.
Monday 13th March, 6:30pm
Hear from campaigners around the world. Join us to discuss why GDM is focusing on the impacts of climate change, and get ideas for creative actions you can take that feel relevant for where you are and for your divestment target.
Monday 20th March, 7pm
We’re excited, but what exactly is going on in the UK, and how do I get involved? Join this storytelling webinar to hear from a range of campaigners from local government, university, faith, sponsorship and others about what they’ve got planned and how they did it. A chance to find out more information, ask questions and get inspired.
Wednesday 22nd March, 6:30pm
Learn from divestment campaigners that have ramped up the pressure and successfully taken their campaigns to the next level. You’ll be able to hear and share ideas on how to change up your tactics and make progress in campaigns that feel a little stuck — and all in time to help plan the most effective action tactics for your Global Divestment Mobilisation event this May.
Monday 27th March, 6:30pm
The faith community has played a leading role in the divestment movement, with hundreds of faith institutions around the world divesting and lending a strong moral voice to the case against the fossil fuel industry. Tune in to hear from faith campaigners about what they’re organising for the Global Divestment Mobilisation and how you can take part in your faith community.
Tuesday 4th April, 6:30pm
We’re powerful when we take action together – but what comes next? In this webinar, we’ll be talking about how to use your action as part of the Global Divestment Mobilisation to build more long-term local people power. Join us for ideas on how to absorb all the new interest your action will generate locally into your group, and how you can harness that interest and power to win.