Events

  • Wed
    30
    Mar
    2016
    7:00 pmChaplaincy, University of Dundee

    Sharing food and conversation from 7 pm, before the formal discussions starting around 8 pm.  Come along and let us know what you think should be our priorities for campaigning in the year ahead.

  • Mon
    18
    Apr
    2016
    7 for 7.30 p.m.Bank Bar, Union Street, Dundee

    A social evening, raising funds for Friends of the Earth Tayside and STOP TTIP Dundee

    Everyone welcome!  (It's the first one of these we have tried, so please come along and help make it a success)

    Monday 18th April, Bank Bar, Union Street, 7pm for 7:30pm start

    £1 per person

    Come on your own or in a team (max 4)

    Raffle (donations of prizes welcomed!)

  • Sat
    17
    Sep
    2016
    Sun
    18
    Sep
    2016
    10:00 amBroughty Ferry, and Angus beaches
    This coming weekend there will be beach cleanups and data gathering as part of the national Beachwatch, led by the Marine Conservation Society.  These include the cleanup at Broughty East beach starting at 10.00 a.m. on Saturday 17 September, organised by Doug McLaren of FoE Tayside. Further details are here: http://www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/beach/broughty-ferry-east-end/event/2016-09-17. Please let Doug know if you are able to take part, on 07986 971 145.

    Shanwell Marine Conservation members clearing up on Broughty Ferry beach

    Shanwell Marine Conservation members clearing up on Broughty Ferry beach

  • Sun
    25
    Sep
    2016
    10:30 amEdinburgh, venue tbc

    Young Friends of the Earth Scotland has organised its first network gathering to take place in Edinburgh on the 25th September which young environmentalists in Tayside may be interested to attend.

    The idea of this event is to explore setting up a network of young activists and youth organisations from across Scotland who can come to build campaigns and actions together.  It's an opportunity for you to help shape this new network from the start.

    Organiser Alan Munro says:

    "Are you aged 18-30 and living in Scotland? Are you passionate about campaigning for social and environmental justice? Young Friends of the Earth Scotland would like to invite you to our first official network gathering, taking place on the 25th September in Edinburgh. Whether you are new to campaigning or already involved in activism, we would love to see you there. The day will include plenty of opportunity to get to know one another, share experiences and stories, and plan how to build the network. For more information and to register for a place, please visit goo.gl/RoR7Yy.

    Attendance is free and help with travel costs may be available if needed.

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/334293710236701/"

     

  • Mon
    26
    Sep
    2016
    6:00 pmSteps Theatre, Victoria Road, Dundee (behind Wellgate Centre)

    Monday 26 September, 6 pm, at the Steps Theatre, Victoria Road (behind the Wellgate Centre), there will be a screening of "This Changes Everything", the film based on the powerful book by Naomi Klein which highlights how climate change is the consequence of our exploitative capitalist system, dominated by powerful corporations where the pursuit of profit comes before protection of our environment.

    The event is free to attend, although donations will be gratefully received.
    There will be a discussion following the film, about the messages it seeks to put across and the connections with the proposed trade deals outlined below.

    Please print off copies of the poster to put on display and distribute to others.  Download from the documents page.

    Poster for the film showing

    This event is being organised by Stop TTIP Dundee, the local campaign group which is part of the Scotland and Europe-wide coalition of organisations seeking to block the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. That proposed deal between the US and EU now seems likely to be dropped as a result of mounting public opposition and the doubts of key players, France and Germany, demonstrating the effectiveness of the mass movement opposing it.

    However, a sister trade deal between the EU and Canada called CETA has already been agreed and is awaiting final approval. It contains many of the same provisions which were being discussed within TTIP, and could be used by US Corporations to impose their commercial interests on EU countries - before Brexit could be implemented. This would be at the expense of environmental, health and safety, and animal welfare standards in the UK as well as the EU. More information here: http://www.globaljustice.org.uk/stop-ceta

    See also this page for more background on the campaign against TTIP

  • Wed
    28
    Sep
    2016
    7:00 pmThe Chaplaincy, University of Dundee (beside the Library)

    This is the next regular monthly meeting of FoE Tayside

    It is open to anyone supportive of the work of Friends of the Earth, to come and hear about our activities and contribute suggestions for future campaigns.  There is no need to become a member at the first meeting - find out more about us and then decide.

     

  • Wed
    30
    Nov
    2016
    10:00 - 13:00Ashton Hall, Caird Hall Complex, Dundee

    This is a public event which will focus attention on the impact which air pollution has on public health, the current situation and trends in Dundee, and actions that have been taken to improve air quality.

    Participants will hear from health specialists and Council officers, and have the opportunity to discuss the issues raised and suggest further measures to improve the situation.

    The challenge of tackling air pollution should be at the forefront of campaigning for Council elections coming up in May 2017.

    Everyone is welcome to this free event, but it is essential to register in advance (below), as capacity is limited.

    Whether you are a Councillor, a prospective Councillor, a representative of a community organisation, a transport operator, an academic, a journalist or just interested in the topic, please do attend!

    Further information on the health impacts of air pollution is provided in this earlier post.

    To reserve your place at the event, go to this page.