This year, the Irish Young Greens / Óige Ghlas held their annual general meeting (AGM) in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The event, which took place in the cosy heart of Belfast’s student quarter, focused on different issues such as the Green economy, Fracking and bringing young people back into politics. There were also different sessions led by people from within the Green Party in the Republic of Ireland and some from the Green Party Northern Ireland.
The Young Greens will be having our annual convention this year in Belfast from the 15th to the 17th November. It'll be a weekend filled with workshops, discussions, training, and a great chance to meet other Young Greens from across the island of Ireland.
On Friday evening we will be taking a trip to Stormont and go on a tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly. On Saturday we'll be having a series of workshops, presentations, and discussions, followed by a social. Then on Sunday we'll have our AGM, where we'll debate motions and constitutional amendments, and elect a new Young Greens national executive committee for the coming year. We're still finalising the timetable for the weekend but we'll send it out shortly.
The first meeting of the Dublin Young Greens will take place on Wednesday, May 22nd at 7pm in the Dark Horse Inn, Burgh Quay. All are welcome, whether you want to get involved or simply learn more. You can find out more and sign up via our Facebook event page.
DYG is a new group which will be a space for young Greens in Dublin to meet, share ideas, and campaign on issues that matter to them.
World Water Day on March 22nd was introduced by the United Nations 20 years ago in order to raise awareness of the importance of freshwater and to promote the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
The Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG) and its member organisations celebrate World Water Day 2013 by asking for the support of the European Citizens Initiative (ECI) "Water is a human right". The initiative advocates for public management of our water supply and opposes the application of the European "internal market rules" to water services.
The UCC Greens and the UCC Planning Society Co-host Former Green Party Minister Ciaran Cuffe this Monday for a talk on all things planning related.
"Planning in Ireland: Past Present and Prospects" promises to be a lively and interesting discussion. Cuffe was Minister of State for Planning in the previous government and was a TD from 2002 to 2011.
From April 11th - 16th, GEF, the Heinrich Boell Foundation and FYEG will organise a seminar with the title "Queering Green Theory/Greening Queer Theory" in Zagreb, Croatia on the issue of LGBT rights in the Balkans.
This seminar will discuss the academic and activist dimension of Queer Theory. It will assess questions such as: What does it mean to "be gay or lesbian"? How is it connected with broader concepts such as sexuality, identity, bodiness etc.? How the Greens can address LGTBQ as a Human Rights issue? This seminar is the first in series of seminars on LGBTQ rights in the Balkans, with details in the further events forthcoming.
Hydraulic fracturing (better known as fracking) is making all the headlines recently in Ireland.
Want to learn more about why the Green movement is so concerned about its expansion here? Then Join us for a screening on Josh Fox's award-winning documentary, 'Gasland' on Wednesday February 29th in the Kane building (G2 lecture theatre), in UCC.
There'll be food and drink, as always, and we'll head to the old bar afterwards for a few drinks and a chat!
Find the link to the Facebook event here: