Our Fossil Free Scotland campaign is fighting for a just transition to a 100% renewable, nuclear-free, zero-fossil-fuel Scotland and we need your help to make it happen.
As part of the year-long Fossil Free Campaign Organiser training programme you will learn how to organise in your community for fossil free action and run an effective local campaign.
This could include Friends of the Earth Scotland campaigns on fracking, divestment, community energy and air pollution, or another issue building towards a Fossil Free Scotland.
Fossil Free Campaign Organisers is based on principles of community organising. That means we’ll be focused on creating strong, sustainable groups, rooted in local communities and capable of fighting for environmental and climate justice in the long-term.
To support you we’ll be offering:
• Two residential training weekends (October 21-23 2016 & March 2017)
• Ongoing 1:1 telephone and in-person support
• Regular online skillshares with other participants and guest experts
• A small grant to kick-start your first campaign
Training will include:
• Identifying Allies & Building Rapport
• Teamwork & Facilitation
• Power Mapping & Campaign Planning
• Using the Media
Upon successfully finishing the programme, you will receive a certificate of completion from Friends of the Earth Scotland.
How to Apply
Applications are welcome from across Scotland, both within and beyond the Friends of the Earth network. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic communities, those from working class or low-income backgrounds, and other communities underrepresented in the environmental justice movement.
You should have:
• 2-3 hours per week to commit for at least one year
• An interest in environmental and climate justice
• Some previous experience of activism or working with community organisations
• A determination to be part of a movement that makes a difference
All you need to do is fill in the application form below answering a few straightforward questions.
Then we’ll then arrange a time for a telephone interview to explore if the programme is right for you.
If you are interested in joining the programme, then drop Shannon an email sstephens[at]foe-scotland.org.uk
Participation in the Fossil Free Campaign Organiser programme is free. Funds for travel to the residential training are available if needed.