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25th November 2022, 7:30 pm - 09:30 PM

The Oil Machine – Film & discussion

Fittie Community Hall, Aberdeen
The Oil Machine explores our complex economic, historical and emotional entanglement with Oil as we hurtle towards climate breakdown. The film brings together a wide range of voices from oil company executives, economists, young activists, pension fund managers and considers how this machine can be tamed, dismantled, or repurposed.

Join our just transition organiser Scott along with representatives of the trade union movement for a post-show discussion.

19th November 2022, 7:30 pm - 10:00 PM

The Oil Machine – Film & discussion

Summerhall, Edinburgh
The Oil Machine explores our complex economic, historical and emotional entanglement with Oil as we hurtle towards climate breakdown. The film brings together a wide range of voices from oil company executives, economists, young activists, pension fund managers and considers how this machine can be tamed, dismantled, or repurposed.

Join our oil and gas campaigner Freya along with representatives of the trade union movement for a post-show panel discussion.

17th November 2022, 6:30 pm - 08:00 PM

A Future Beyond Oil – short film screening and discussion


Student Union Building, Aberdeen

Join Young Friends of the Earth Scotland for two short films, Offshore and The Future's Not F*cked, exploring the world of oil and what’s beyond it from the perspective of those who work in it and those who live in a city shaped by it, followed by discussion of what this means for us and our futures as young people.

As the climate crisis intensifies, many young people are educated in institutions propped up by polluting industries, faced with limited choices of careers benefiting fossil fuel companies, living in places defined by oil, and facing a future of climate breakdown - yet our voices are often left out of conversations about justly transitioning away from fossil fuels and tackling this crisis. Let's start talking. Open to ages 16-30.

12th November 2022, 12:00 pm - 02:00 PM

Climate March: This Crisis Demands Action

Assemble: 12pm St Andrews Square, Edinburgh

Since COP26 in Glasgow we have seen a lack of action from governments at home and abroad. People-powered movements will build the world we need - therefore we will come together to make connections between our struggles and demand action.

This march is part of Global Day of Action initiated by the Egyptian activists at COP27. Join us to demand the action needed on the multiple crises we are facing. Everyone welcome.

31st October 2022, 7:00 pm - 08:30 PM

Investing for People and Planet, with Mark Campanale from Carbon Tracker


We’re delighted to be joined by ethical investment expert and founder of the Carbon Tracker Initiative, Mark Campanale, to discuss how our investments can be a key part of building a more sustainable future for both people and the planet.

Scottish council pension fund investments in coal, oil and gas companies are currently leading to injustice and pollution for communities around the world. These can be moved to ethical alternatives that will protect pensions and benefit communities here in Scotland and around the world.

27th October 2022, 6:00 pm - 08:00 PM

YFoES Climate Cafe + AGM


Aged 16-30, based in Scotland and interested in climate and social justice? Get involved in our youth network, Young Friends of the Earth Scotland!

We'll be giving an introduction to YFoES and what we've been up to for the past year, having some chats about the next year of the climate movement, and electing our new steering group for 2023/23. This event is a great way of finding out more about us and meeting other young people interested in climate justice. You don't need to run for a position to attend or to get involved with YFoES.
Digital Day of Action Against Equinor

25th October 2022, 12:00 am - 12:00 AM

Digital Day of Action Against Equinor


We're bringing people together in solidarity from across the UK and Norway with a range of mass digital actions targeting Equinor and demanding that they #StopRosebank.


We'll be challenging their greenwashing online and showing people why they must oppose the huge Rosebank oil field.

This digital day of action is open to everyone. Click through to find out more.

24th October 2022, 6:30 pm - 08:30 PM

Climate Justice Online Rally: Get involved on November 12th


Hear from activists across the world on the key issues facing the Climate Justice Movement as we come together on Nov 12 across Britain and Ireland in solidarity with the COP27 Global Day of Action.

Our international allies will highlight key issues at COP27, including the human rights abuses that must be central to the international response.

We will share information and updates on how to get involved in mobilisations here, with space for local and regional groups to share their plans and priorities for Nov 12.

06th October 2022, 7:00 pm - 09:00 PM

How to Stop an Oil Field: Glasgow

How to Stop an Oil Field: #StopRosebank Public Meeting
Glasgow Autonomous Space • 53 Kilbirnie St, Glasgow , G5 8JD

Last year thousands of us came together and forced oil giant Shell to pull out of the development of the Cambo oil field in the North Sea. Now is the time to oppose its much, much bigger neighbour, Rosebank.

06th October 2022, 7:00 pm - 09:00 PM

How to Stop an Oil Field: Edinburgh

How to Stop an Oil Field: #StopRosebank Public Meeting
Augustine United Church
41 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh

Last year thousands of us came together and forced oil giant Shell to pull out of the development of the Cambo oil field in the North Sea. Now is the time to oppose its much, much bigger neighbour, Rosebank.

28th September 2022, 7:00 pm - 08:30 PM

Beyond the World of Oil – short film screening


Summerhall, Edinburgh

Join us for two short films, Offshore and The Future's Not F*cked, exploring the world of oil and what’s beyond it from the perspective of those who work in it and those who live in a city shaped by it.

As the climate crisis intensifies, it becomes ever more urgent that we transition away from fossil fuels. A just transition requires frontline workers and communities to have a meaningful role in shaping what that looks like, but this is lacking from almost all current planning for the shift away from oil. These two documentaries are a small contribution to this conversation.
text on black background COP27, Climate Justice & Human Rights Week of Action in solidarity with Egyptian Prisoners Of Conscience

27th September 2022, 6:30 pm - 08:00 PM

COP27 & Human Rights: Solidarity with Egyptian Prisoners Of Conscience

Online discussion
In advance of the UN climate talks in Egypt, Egyptian civil society activists are calling for a global week of action to draw attention to state repression and violence.

Join us for a discussion on the importance of human rights and climate justice, and what these mean for COP27 and the climate movement more broadly.
POSTER FOR YFOES skillshare 2022

24th September 2022, 10:00 am - 05:00 PM

Edinburgh Youth Activist Gathering

Nicolson Square, Edinburgh
Join Young Friends of the Earth for a day of learning and connecting across a full day of workshops for people aged 16-30. A fantastic opportunity to share skills, resources, ideas and experiences, engage in collective learning, and meet like minded young people from across the city.

It doesn't matter whether you’ve been campaigning for years or are just taking your first steps into activism, this event is open to you.

23rd September 2022, 3:00 pm - 25th September 2022, 4:00 pm

Fossil Free Gathering 2022: Divest for Climate Justice

Staffordshire, England
The Fossil Free Gathering is a weekend of workshops, discussions and inspiring speakers bringing together divestment activists from across the UK!

The Gathering is an annual training, learning, and networking event for grassroots activists demanding that our communities and institutions, like our local councils, cut their ties with the fossil fuel industry.

We can help with public transport costs for people who want to travel down from Scotland - please get in touch.

21st September 2022, 7:00 pm - 08:30 PM

Beyond the World of Oil – short film screening

Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow
Join us for two short films exploring the world of oil and what’s beyond it from the perspective of those who work in the oil industry and those who live in a city shaped by it.

As the climate crisis intensifies, it becomes ever more urgent that we transition away from fossil fuels. A just transition requires frontline workers and communities to have a meaningful role in shaping what that looks like, but this is lacking from almost all current planning for the shift away from oil. These two documentaries are a small contribution to this conversation.

14th September 2022, 8:00 pm - 10:30 PM

The Future is not F*cked (+ Discussion)

Speakin Weird @ Spin, Aberdeen
Documentary made in Aberdeen in late 2021, with local performers asked ‘how do we let go of the world of oil and all it represents?’.

Through an infusion of live performance, interviews and cityscape, this film attempts to tell some of those stories showing how oil seeps deep into the lives, aspirations and personal relationships of people living and working in Aberdeen and beyond.

Part of the Speakin Weird Open Mic Night £3 entry / £2 students/unwaged/OAP



08th September 2022, 10:30 am - 01:00 PM

Climate Justice Bloc at STUC ‘Scotland Deserves a Pay Rise’ march

14 Johnstone Terrace, Edinburgh
We’re coming together from across society to demand a pay rise for public service workers, immediate action on the cost of living crisis and investment in energy, homes and transport that reduce costs and emissions.

The climate bloc is open to all! Bring your placards and banners and stand with us to take action for people and planet.

07th September 2022, 7:30 pm - 08:30 PM

The Future is not F*cked (+ Discussion)

Belmont Film Theatre, Aberdeen
Documentary made in Aberdeen in late 2021, with local performers asked ‘how do we let go of the world of oil and all it represents?’.

Through an infusion of live performance, interviews and cityscape, this film attempts to tell some of those stories showing how oil seeps deep into the lives, aspirations and personal relationships of people living and working in Aberdeen and beyond.

Followed by a facilitated discussion on the themes raised in the film.



02nd August 2022, 6:00 pm - 07:00 PM

MSP Lobbying Training – #StopJackdaw

Online event
Join our meeting to hear about how you can help stop new oil & gas fields in the North Sea.

We’ll hear the latest in the Stop Jackdaw campaign, share top tips on how to influence politicians and answer any questions you might have about meeting your MSP.

The training is open to everyone.