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12th February 2024, 7:00 pm - 08:00 PM

‘The Future is Not F*cked’ film screening & discussion

Join us for the online premiere of a short film exploring how oil has seeped into the lives and loves of people in Aberdeen. The film is an infusion of live performance, interviews and cityscape. We're delighted to be joined by the filmmaker Sara Stroud to talk about her work and the reaction to it so far.

27th January 2024, 11:00 am - 05:00 PM

Aberdeen Youth Climate Gathering

Aged 16-30? Passionate about climate justice? Get skilled up to make the change you want to see in the world!

Join us for a day of learning and connecting with young activists and changemakers. 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.

This day will provide an opportunity to share skills, resources, ideas and experiences, engage in collective learning, and meet likeminded young people from across the city.

23rd January 2024, 6:30 pm - 07:30 PM

Webinar: Polluted Politics – Big Oil vs Scotland

Online via Zoom
Join Friends of the Earth Scotland as we uncover the hidden lobbying inside the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Government that’s designed to undermine climate protection and a just transition.

We'll show you how to investigate what your own MSPs have been up to and how we can root out corporate capture of our politics, to help put power back in the hands of the people, not big oil.

13th December 2023, 7:00 pm - 08:00 PM

The Future is Not F*cked – The Poetry Book Launch

The Worm, 11 Castle St, Aberdeen
The Future is Not F*cked is a collection of poems by a variety of Northeast poets written in late 2021. These were performed at the ‘Speakin Weird’ night and featured in a short film of the same name by Aberdeen filmmaker Sara Stroud.

The workshop, night, film and now book are designed to prompt deeper reflection about the region’s relationship with oil, particularly to the provocation of ‘How do we let go of oil and all it represents?'

Please come along to hear the stories of collaboration during the past two years that have led to the making of the book.

A copy of the book, drinks and festive bites will be provided.

RSVP – sherrett@foe.scot

11th December 2023, 7:00 pm - 08:30 PM

Fashioning a Better Future: Exploring the impact of our clothes

Friends of the Earth Scotland is hosting a webinar looking at the environmental and social impacts of the fashion industry, and how it can be changed for the better.
We have a a fantastic line-up of speakers who’ll be focussing on different areas of the life of our clothes, from production to waste.
SCCS COP28 Rally poster

09th December 2023, 12:30 pm - 02:30 PM

COP28 Global Day of Action – Scottish Parliament Rally

Assembly outside Scottish Parliament.
Join people across the world united for action during the UN climate talks COP28. We will be demanding radical changes that tackle the climate and nature crisis, secure sustainable jobs, and build a fairer, greener, healthier society for everyone.

06th December 2023, 7:30 pm - 10:00 PM

Film: Geographies of Solitude

CCA Glasgow
Screening as part of the Take One Action film festival. Jacquelyn Mills takes us through the beauty of her Sable Island home in the North Atlantic Ocean. She captures the animals and vegetation that make up the island's rich ecosystem - but also the marine litter that washes up.

29th November 2023, 7:00 pm - 09:00 PM

Resisting Fossil Fuels in Scotland

Online via Zoom
Come together with groups from across Scotland to reflect, discuss, strategise and strengthen the movement against fossil fuels.

Join us for an online gathering where we will reflect on campaigns and tactics, hear about what is next in the campaign to Stop Rosebank and provide an updates on efforts to stop the proposed new Peterhead power station.

Everyone welcome

24th November 2023, 1:00 pm - 02:00 PM

Un-Happy Fossil Free Anniversary Party

Accessibility Info
The event will held outdoors adjacent to High Street with no steps or physical impediments.

If you’re in Edinburgh on Friday 24th November at 1pm, please join Divest Lothian and Global Justice Now Scotland outside Edinburgh City Chambers for a climate demonstration to mark one year since City of Edinburgh Council passed a motion calling on the Lothian Pension Fund (LPF) to end its investments in fossil fuel companies that are driving the climate crisis and the Un-Happy Fossil Free Anniversary of the Lothian Pension Fund's failure to do this.

We’ll be joined by Jane Lewis from Protest in Harmony who will teach some great climate songs and we’ll have a special anniversary card to send to councillors.

On 24th November 2022, the City of Edinburgh Council passed a motion calling on the LPF to protect the longer-term interests of its members by removing its investments from fossil fuel companies that are not shifting their business toward renewable energy.

Despite this, a year later the LPF has failed to act on this call. It continues to hold significant investments in fossil fuel companies that are driving the climate crisis. Latest figures available show these investments include ExxonMobil (£37m), Equinor (£23m), BP (£18m), Shell (£17m) and TotalEnergies (£25m).

Please join us to tell the Lothian Pension Fund to listen to councillors and concerned citizens from Edinburgh and around the world who are calling on LPF to stop funding fossil fuels and instead to invest for our future. Everyone is welcome!

04th November 2023, 9:45 am - 05:30 PM

Festival for Survival

Scottish CND host the Festival For Survival bringing together an incredible line up of campaigners, civic voices, think tanks, academics, cultural figures and international guests.

Workshops, plenaries and cultural exhibits will discuss and debate how we can make another world possible, with a focus on the twin threats to our planet: nuclear calamity and catastrophic climate change.

16th September 2023, 11:00 am - 02:00 PM

End Fossil Fuels – Edinburgh Climate March

Meeting at The Mound, Edinburgh
As world leaders meet in New York for a climate summit, millions of people around the world will take to the streets to demand a fast and fair end to fossil fuels.

Burning fossil fuels is driving the climate crisis. Workers, communities and the climate need a rapid and just transition to renewable energy.

Our family friendly march will take this message to the Scottish and UK Governments.

15th September 2023, 6:00 pm - 07:30 PM

End Fossil Fuels Weekend of Action: singing and art workshop

Accessibility Info
Wheelchair accessible from the back door to the building. There is a lift to all floors.

Quaker Meeting House• 38 Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow, G2 4PS GB
Please join Divest Strathclyde for a fun singing and art workshop and a chance to learn how you can get involved with the 'End Fossil Fuels' weekend of action!

Across the globe, we are coming together to fight back against the fossil fuel industry and to call on institutions, including the Strathclyde Pension Fund in Glasgow, to stop funding fossil fuels.

We'll learn some songs that can be sung at climate actions, including the 'End fossil fuels' march in Edinburgh on Saturday 16th September.

We'll also create climate-themed art works for the Edinburgh march and for other events.

All welcome - no singing or art experience needed.

29th August 2023, 6:00 pm - 07:00 PM

Planning creative actions for new fossil fuel data launch

With wildfires, record temperatures and devastating flooding around the world, UK councils are continuing to invest billions in climate-wrecking fossil fuels through their pension funds.

This September, we'll find out new data about how much our councils are investing in fossil fuel companies and we'd love your help to tell them to stop funding climate chaos!

Please join UK Divest on Tuesday 29 August at 6pm for a workshop on planning creative actions where we'll discuss how we can take action in September to call on our councils to divest from crisis and invest in a fossil-free future.

We'll be joined by special guest, Rafela Fitzhugh from Money Rebellion and XR Educators who will share ideas for fun creative actions. We'll also have a chance to meet other activists and start thinking about plans for local events. Everyone is very welcome!

26th August 2023, 3:00 pm - 04:00 PM

Divest Lothian presents ‘The Age of Innocence: No Future in Fossil Fuels’

Accessibility Info
Wheelchair Access: Fully accessible, via the main entrance and lift to first floor

Greyfriars Charteris Centre, Baillie Room, 138-140 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9RR
Please join Divest Lothian on Saturday 26th August for a 'No Future in Fossil Fuels' workshop at 3pm & again at 4.30pm in Greyfriars Charteris Centre with fun songs to learn & the chance to star in a new adaptation of the classic tale, 'The Age of Innocence.'

We'll be joined by special guest, Jane Lewis, who has over 20 years' experience of leading inclusive radical singing workshops and in bringing song to a wide range of environmental, peace and human rights events including blockades, vigils and marches. We will learn a few simple harmony songs that can be sung at climate actions. Everyone is very welcome & no previous singing experience is needed! All welcome!