Power to the People Learning Hub events

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The next two sessions of our Learning Hub series will focus on our Power to the People work area. We’ll explore the increasingly pressing issues of energy poverty and retrofitting.

A recent report co-authored by Friends of the Earth Europe found that for every 1% increase in energy efficiency targets, 7 million people can be lifted out of energy poverty.

To explore this - and more - we’re delighted to be joined by Issy Petrie, research and policy officer with St Vincent de Paul, Bulelani Mfaco from the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland and Bryce Goodall of Living Rent, Scotland. They’ll explore how high energy costs negatively impact us and look at how solutions to energy poverty can empower people and help address the climate crisis.

Click here to register for the Learning Hub and join these events

These Power to the People Learning Hub sessions will take place online on 7th and 21st March, from 6pm-8pm. You’ll need to register for the Learning Hub Series to attend these events - simply register via this form and we’ll send you your Zoom link for joining.

diagram from FoE E report


Fancy brushing up on your energy poverty and retrofitting knowledge before these events? This short report is worth checking out if you’d like something to read. If you prefer something to watch, Eco Eye’s programme on retrofitting is still available to watch on the RTE player here. We’ve also compiled a short read and watch list if you’d like to learn even more!

Check out the Read & Watch List by clicking here

In April and May our Learning Hub will move on to explore climate anxiety and how to navigate it - as explored in the book “Warmth”. Later on in the series we’ll also be discussing the book How To Blow Up A Pipeline. We’ll send a copy of either book to anyone who signs up to donate €4 monthly or €30 once off to Friends of the Earth via this webpage.

Donate to receive a book by clicking here

Hoping to see you at our next Learning Hub event!