Key dates: campaigning calendar

Get ahead of the game with your planning by using our campaigning calendar. Here you can find out when key actions, moments and themes are taking place and access resources to help you kick-off your campaigns.

17 Jun 2024

2024 is a big year for the environmental justice movement. Here's some key campaigning dates for your diary, for our United for Warm Homes campaign and other campaigns that our network is involved in locally. We’ve included resources to get you started, as well as objectives to help focus your campaigning.

Please note: this calendar isn't exhaustive and we'll be reviewing this information and adding in new "moments" and resources to reflect what's happening in the world. This is so your campaigns can stay reactive and relevant. Watch this space!

May – August 2024

To kick-start summer we'll be launching our Right to a Healthy Environment campaign, using water pollution as a way of introducing the topic. In July we’ll be coming together for our in-person Summer Action Gatherings, to connect with each other and develop our campaigning skills. Refugee Week and Great Big Green Week will also be important moments for us to connect as a movement, build relationships with community partners and amplify the call for international climate justice.

General election

Campaigning period: June – July 2024

On 4 July 2024, people across the country will head to the polls to vote for their future MPs. This is a key moment for our movement, as whoever wins the next election will set the course for whether the UK meets crucial climate targets, safeguards our health and wellbeing now, and protects our planet for future generations.

Main objective: we need to use this opportunity to mobilise our communities, build and strengthen relationships with our current and future decision makers, and demand that action on climate and nature is embedded into the political agenda for years to come.

Resources: 

Sh*t Beach: water pollution and the Environmental Rights Act

Campaigning period: May – September 2024

Campaigning period: 14 May and all summer

Friends of the Earth is launching a spoof video to highlight the issue of water pollution. The tongue-in-cheek approach will be the start of a conversation and a series of campaign actions related to pollution.

Main objective: to build support for a new Environmental Rights Act (ERA) to enshrine our right to a healthy environment in law.

Resources:

United for Warm Homes: winning MP and election candidates support

Campaigning period: now until the general election

Summer action gatherings

Campaigning period: May – July 2024

Our Summer Action Gatherings are friendly, inclusive events for Friends of the Earth local action group members and the wider environmental justice activist network. 

Main objective: a day for local action groups to share, connect, plot and plan.

Resources: 

Later in 2024

As we come towards the end of the year, we’ll reflect on what we’ve achieved together as a movement and come together for mobilisations and events around COP29 so that we enter 2025 a stronger, more connected and more inspired movement. 

Resources, training and support

Don't forget we've got a hub of resources to help you with your campaigning, and we regularly run training sessions. If you have any questions or require support, please contact us at [email protected]