Local action groups are the local solution to a global crisis.

Friends of the Earth local action groups are part of the largest grassroots environmental campaigning network in the UK and are made up of people just like you.  

The answer lies with us. The breakdown of our climate and environment is a global problem, and what we do in the next few years will determine the future of our world. 

We know the solutions and together we can make a real difference at a national and local level.

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Local authorities are crucial to delivering the urgent action we need on climate and nature. 

There are already some great initiatives underway across the UK, so we've compiled a suite of case studies to help inspire your local leaders to make a difference with the powers and resources they have available.

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Together we can boost the impact of every local win. We can look to each other for inspiration. We can find strength in numbers to push for big national change.

Community groups in action

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Our Summer Action Gatherings have started! Sessions have covered the general election, local campaign issues and getting involved with craftivism. We’ve also shared grassroots stories and celebrated successes. Join a Summer Action Gathering near you.

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Our Toxteth project ran its first Postcode Gardener session, bringing the local community together to begin the creation of a healing garden in the Methodist Church and using the no-dig growing method.

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Young Friends of the Earth London hosted Planet over Profit Mini-Fest. Inspired by a moving talk with WALHI (Friends of the Earth Indonesia), the group created a vision for a world where those harmed by corporate exploitation have their land restored and reparations paid.

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Croydon Climate Action led an action outside Croydon Town Hall, highlighting 5 years since the council declared a climate emergency, and the very little action that has happened since.

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Brilliant campaigning in East Midlands! The regions online hustings was very attended by 190 people. It was a great opportunity to build strong relationships with co-hosts including Fuel Poverty Action, Wildlife Trustand the D2N2 Active Travel Coalition.

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Wanstead Climate Action made warm homes a big topic in their London Assembly hustings with 50 people in attendance. People got involved and signed warm homes postcards demanding action. 

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Manchester Friends of the Earth were invited by Community Arts NW to get involved with Force of Nature, 4 arts events themed on climate justice led by women with roots in Global South. They have 3 more events coming up working with a range of diverse communities.

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York Friends of the Earth have been lobbying Rachael Maskell (who is fully supportive of the campaign) and lead climate councillor Jenny Kent with a great Marmot report hand-in.

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A brilliant online hustings event in York and North Yorkshire, It was co-chaired by a York Friends of the Earth group members and a young activist from the Regional Youth Climate Assembly. 140 people attended and all 5 candidates set out their ambition to tackle climate change.

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Great work from Merton Friends of the Earth! Thanks to the group’s tree planting efforts, 400 more saplings have found a new home in Morden Park, taking the total to over 1,200 trees planted to date since 2019. 

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A massive congratulations to Wendy Alcock from Barnet Friends of the Earth who won a Civic Award for her “inspiration, passion and innovation promoting local food growing in the community". 

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Congratulations to Congleton Climate Action for its amazing work recently! The group has welcomed new members and is working on exciting campaigns including important work on disability access and green transport locally.

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Birmingham Friends of the Earth used its platforms to promote Friends of the Earth's action asking MPs to back a new law to protect forests and people. The group also made local to global connections on the importance of forests, including a blog by its placement student Jaehong.

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Manchester Friends of the Earth organised 2 brilliant events. The first was a film and speakers hosted by Patagonia at their Manchester store, on Drax, forests and Planet over Profit. The group’s second event was an urban forest walk at the weekend which had a great turnout.