Young Friends of the Earth Scotland join Push Europe

2 September 2011

Over the summer, Young FoE Scotland worked hard to spread the word by attending many festivals to do outreach, and when back in the office to produce the Scottish version of the 'One Cent' part of the Push Europe Campaign. This is particularly significant for us as it is the first campaign that YFoE Scotland has produced!

We have produced a step-by-step guide to transferring One Penny to the UK Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) which is included in the Cyber Action we created. This allows activists to email to explain why they are donating One Penny. See some of our work here.

We are heavily promoting the One Penny campaign via our Facebook page and Twitter account – and getting some much appreciated support from the FoE Scotland and other strategic partners. Recently activists from Young FoE Scotland joined with Young FoE England, Wales & Northern Ireland in Yorkshire for a weekend of campaign planning and banner making – and ended up at a photo shoot on a wind farm.

Arriving on Friday night, people pitched their tents next to a river in a quiet valley not far from Hebden Bridge, getting up the next day to discuss Push Europe – a campaign aimed at brining young activists across the continent together to demand the EU commit to ambitious greenhouse gas reductions targets. Issues around climate justice, the Kyoto Protocol and EU policy were explained, talked about and discussed. On Sunday activists hiked out to a nearby wind farm, carrying banners and getting ready to do some turbine-hugging. The result: excellent evidence of young people getting excited about a low­carbon future.