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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Greening Steyning has produced an impressive video about leaky homes in their rural villages, utilising striking aerial photography and government EPC data. Give it a watch.

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Merton Friends of the Earth has been mentioned in local media for their work opposing the All England Club’s proposal to build a new tennis complex on Wimbledon Park. Read more.

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Wakefield Friends of the Earth went to Downing Street, alongside Cut Carbon Not Forests, to hand in a petition opposing the massive subsidies provided to Drax for burning trees for biomass power.

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Bromley Friends of the Earth held a wonderful 50th birthday celebration exhibition launch event to celebrate its group.

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Swale Friends of the Earth did some great work during the Great Big Green Week. The group received a grant and send postcards from a possible future to their MPs, as well as a clean-up of their local creek. Read more.

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New action alert: tell the West Yorkshire Mayor to accelerate decarbonisation delivery and meet her climate pledges. Sign and support.

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Brighton and Hove Friends of the Earth ran a successful event to kick of its work around the warm homes campaign. The group were joined by local groups giving information and advice on energy saving measures, rebates and how to eat well on a lower budget.

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Tunbridge Wells Friends of the Earth’s Local Green Champion imitative was featured in the council’s newsletter, which is sent to all local households. An amazing way to spread the word.

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Congleton Climate Action's petition demanding a new household waste recycling centre has reached over 1000 signatures. Great to see such support from the local community for this vital resource. Sign the petition.

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Amazing win on pesticides! Thanks to campaigning from Leicester Friends of the Earth – which included petitions, attending council meetings and lobbying – Leicester City Council has agreed to stop using pesticides in the parks from January. Find out more.

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The Fossil Free Gathering is back this September!

Join our annual training, learning, and networking event for grassroots activists campaigning to divest their local authority pensions from fossil fuels (or for those who are keen to find out how to get started). Learn more.

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Transport Action Network held its first ever conference with over 100 people in attendance. Several Friends of the Earth groups and affiliates made presentations and workshops which were very well received.