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.
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Community groups in action
The United for Warm Homes Day of Action was a roaring success thanks to the efforts of groups across the country. Find out how the Day of Action went.
Cardiff Friends of the Earth did some microplastics testing in Bute Park on Saturday. It went very well and had great engagement!
Birmingham Friends of the Earth handed in its Save our Soil petition to the Council House. The group presented its petition to Councillor Mahmood who is going to present the petition at the full council meeting later this month.
Shrewsbury Friends of the Earth held a successful, vibrant and well attended demonstration against the Shrewsbury North West Relief Road. Nice work.
West Yorkshire Friends of the Earth is developing a poetry competition for children. The purpose is to challenge and inspire the mayor to do more for climate action by amplifying young voices.
2 members of York Friends of the Earth walked the Yorkshire Three Peaks (25 miles) to generously raise money for Friends of the Earth. Congratulations Diana and Clare and thank you for your support.
York Friends of the Earth held an event called “Audience with...” with the joint executive members on climate change from the city council. More than 65 people attended.
Manchester Friends of the Earth took part in an East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) action organised by a coalition of groups. Read more about how it went. Now groups across Greater Manchester are planning how to get involved in the global campaign to stop EACOP.
Bolton and Wigan Friends of the Earth made a connection with the Wigan Youth and Climate Action Alliance. The group is looking at how it can work together.
Fenlands and West Norfolk Friends of the Earth is holding a kick-off event at Downham Market and taking the opportunity to engage a different area and audience.
Luton Friends of the Earth spoke at the Luton Irish Forum and had the opportunity to talk with the local Labour MP. The group is continuing to build community connections.
Norwich Friends of the Earth organised an informational event about retrofitting. 40 people turned up to find out more, and the group used the event strategically to talk about the United for Warm Homes campaign and get attendees to sign the group's petition.
Liverpool Friends of the Earth turned up at the Labour Party conference to hand out leaflets. Great to get our message out there to those with political influence.
A Speakers’ Corner event took place at the site of the proposed coal mine in Whitehaven, Cumbria. We heard rousing speeches from numerous activists including Sarah Finch from the Weald Action Group, who spoke about the Horse Hill oil case and why it’s so important to Whitehaven.
Climate Action Silsden went on a bat walk with a bat expert, showcasing the wonderful varieties of British bats in their local area to group members and attendees from the local community.
On 14 September, we were thrilled to see Carmarthenshire councillors make a historic decision to reject further opencast coal mining at the Glan Lash mine. This win comes off the back of years of perseverance from campaigners and local people who we’ve worked alongside.
Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Pontypridd and District Friends of the Earth have been busy testing microplastics. Swansea Friends of the Earth is organising more testing in conjunction with the Environment Centre in the coming weeks.