Our campaigns

General election 2024

The upcoming election is a key moment for our movement, as whoever wins 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. 

Let's unite as friends of the earth this election and win political commitments on climate and nature action.

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United for Warm Homes campaign

Soaring gas prices mean millions of us are worried that we won’t be able to keep our homes warm this winter. Meanwhile, oil and gas companies continue to make record-breaking profits.

We have the solutions to cut bills and emissions. But we need the government to act now. 

Across the country, grassroots groups are forming partnerships with others in their communities to help protect our most vulnerable from the impacts of rising bills and demand the right to a warm home. 

If you and your group would like to get involved and help end fuel poverty, head to United for Warm Homes and sign up to the campaign. 

Right to a healthy environment

The state of our rivers and coastlines has made headline news in recent months.

Shockingly, it's not yet illegal for water companies and factory farms to discharge their waste into our rivers. 

Join the campaign and demand the right to a healthy environment.

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Fossil free future

Across the world we are seeing the devastating impacts of climate breakdown because of our reliance on coal, gas and oil.  

But communities have been standing up to the fossil fuel giants and our government’s support of them. We can all play our part in ending support for fossil fuels at home and abroad. We've already had some brilliant successes, but we've still got a long way to go.

Find out more about how you and your group can get involved to help put an end to UK government support for fossil fuels.

 
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Climate Action Plan for Councils

Councils up and down the country have declared climate emergencies. But what happens next?  

We need councils to turn their political promises in to concrete action by adopting a climate action plan, and transforming their communities into fairer, more sustainable places for generations to come.

To help get them started, we’ve created a template Climate Action Plan for councils in England and Wales. Find out how you can help get that plan in place.

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News from the network

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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.