Climate Justice & Aviation

Communication Training Weekend for Activists in the UK

Do you want to be part of a movement for a fair and green mobility, or boost campaigns on climate justice and aviation?

Would you like to learn more about the ecological and social impacts of aviation, how to counter the industry’s greenwashing strategies and to bring about a just transition of the aviation?

Do you want guidance on concrete steps to change organisations’ travel policies?

Would you like to be part of a global network of campaigners and activists spreading the word about aviation and climate justice?

 

Do you want to reflect on how we talk about aviation, to counter narratives that impede change?

If your answer is Yes, take this chance to join this free training weekend on aviation and climate justice with Stay Grounded!

Key details
  • Dates: 11-12 June. We start early on Saturday morning and finish on Sunday afternoon.
  • Location: London (Whitechapel). The main space and toilet are wheelchair accessible.
  • The training is free. Bring your time, motivation and experience to share!
  • We can reimburse travel costs and provide overnight accommodation based on your needs. Get in touch if you would like to discuss these or other ways we can facilitate your participation.
  • The training is a mix of informative presentations, personal reflection and interactive exercises. No prior knowledge is needed to participate.
  • Following the training, you will join a multiplier network with many possibilities to exchange and learn from each other. We will provide active support for you to continue spreading the word about aviation and climate justice. You will also be connected to the global Stay Grounded network of organisations aiming to fight against aviation and for a just and green mobility system.
  • If you have any questions about the training or application, please write to marieke@staygrounded.org.

@ Christine Tyler / Stay Grounded

Who is it for?
⇢ People engaged in local struggles against airport expansions or campaigns for a fairer mobility system who seek to improve their communications and counter the industry’s narratives

⇢ Climate justice activists who want to communicate more about the role of aviation

⇢ Communicators who would like to reflect and expand on their framing of climate justice and aviation

⇢ Anyone looking for a way to join the movement against aviation together with like-minded campaigners!

Photo credit: Julien Helaine

We are looking for people across the UK who are interested in spreading the knowledge provided in this training to as many people as possible. By participating in the training, you will become part of an active multiplier network and supported to give workshops and talks or organise actions and events, all depending on your interest and capacity. You will be in touch with like-minded people around the world working for a fairer mobility system!

The training has five modules, spread over two days. And of course there will be plenty of breaks to relax and get to know each other! You are encouraged to participate in all modules to get the full picture but can miss one.

Module 1: Aviation and Climate Justice
In this module you will learn about why reducing aviation is such an important part of campaigning for climate justice. You will have the facts, numbers and arguments you need to reach out on the urgency to reduce flights and stay grounded. Based on our report “Common Destination”, an important part of that module is also to reflect on HOW we talk about reducing air traffic and to counter the narratives of the aviation industry effectively.
Module 2: Greenwashing
In this module, we will unveil the illusions the aviation industry creates to make us think that green, sustainable flights are possible. We will discuss and reflect on greenwashing strategies in general and dive into the limits, possibilitie sand false promises of agrofuels, e-fuels, electric flights and offsetting – “false solutions” that distract us from the urgent need to reduce flights. After this module, you will be able to counter the aviation industry’s arguments of “sustainable aviation”.
Module 3: Just Transition
The aviation industry is set to shrink and needs a “safe landing” – this means also we need a just transition for workers. But how can we counter the misleading ‘jobs hypocrisy’ by the aviation industry and governments? In this module, we will take a look into the future: What could a transition to a new, greener and socially just mobility system look like? And what do climate activists need to know to join forces with workers and trade unions ?
Module 4: Grounding Organisations
In this module, we get practical. Business flights are a big part of many organisations’ carbon footprints, normalising excessive flying. This is why it is time to ground our organisations! In this module, you will learn about concrete steps and best practices showing how to reduce flights at the institutional level. There are plenty of universities, NGOs, and businesses that just need a little input to reflect on and change their travel practices. This module is for those who are interested in spreading the word within their own organisations and to others.
Module 5: Being a Multiplier
In this module, we will talk about how we can support each other in spreading the word and exchanging in our multiplier network. We will discuss how we can reach out to different target groups and where to find tools and methods to develop our strategies and activities.

How to apply:

You want to join our community of ‘grounded’ multipliers? Wonderful! To apply to the training on 11-12 June in London, please fill in the form below by the deadline of 29 May 2022. If you prefer, you can also apply by introducing yourself and answering these questions in a short video. Please send your video to marieke@dev.stay-grounded.org. If you are unable to join this training but would like to be invited to potential future trainings – online, in London or in a different UK city – please get in touch with marieke@dev.stay-grounded.org.

x

Winter Collection Sale

Up to

70

x

Get up to 40% OFF today

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.