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.
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.
Latest campaign news
13 Apr 2023
The Big One is aiming to be the biggest climate protest in the UK. Find out more about the protest, the legal situation and getting up to date information.
23 Feb 2023
Having a healthy environment shouldn’t be a privilege, yet many people live in unhealthy environments. Friends of the Earth is working on a project to ensure that justice is at the heart of our work, to fight for a healthy environment for all.
19 May 2023
The government is trying to scrap or rewrite hundreds of laws that protect people and the environment across the UK before the end of 2023, through the Retained EU Law (REUL) Bill. Find out what you can do to stop the government’s attack on nature.
12 May 2023
Deforestation and human rights abuses like land grabbing are all too common in corporate supply chains. Find out more about how you and your group can hold companies to account for damage they cause.
13 Jan 2023
Members from our network share why showing solidarity with international causes is vital to our fight for people and planet.
News from the network
Moorlands Climate Action held an Energy Day event which attracted lots of local people including politicians. Read more about how the day went.
London groups are prepping to campaign for the ULEZ expansion. Several outer London councils are undertaking judicial reviews of ULEZ expansion pledges and London Friends of the Earth network is writing to every councillor in capital over the issue.
A massive congratulations to Toqueer from Brimingham Friends of the Earth who has been awarded a Breaking Down Barriers Action Award for his work engaging people with EcoPark and encouraging those who are disadvantaged or lacking social confidence to go out and enjoy nature.
Bradford Friends of the Earth kick-off! Held at Bradford College, the groups kick-off attracted around 30 people reflecting the diverse make-up of the local area.
Camden Friends of the Earth arranged a clothes swap event, while also collected signatures for their United for Warm Homes petition. Now that’s what we call multitasking…
A group member from Hadleigh Environmental Action Team (HEAT) has been awarded a Green Heart Award by Climate Coalition – a massive congratulations!
East Dorset Friends of the Earth have a thermal imaging camera which they’re going to use to creatively develop the visuals of their United for Warm Homes campaign. Lambeth Friends of the Earth are also testing out their thermal imaging camera. We can’t wait to see the results.
Havering Friends of the Earth took part in a filmed debate on the ULEZ expansion – a massive well done!
Norwich Friends of the Earth went door knocking to campaign for warm homes. It was a very successful canvas: they got 90 responses, including 20 people who wanted to stay in touch with their campaign.
Great networking: Manchester Friends of the Earth and Whalley Range Climate Action Group met with a new Manchester clean air network to build alliances.
Great to see Manchester Friends of the Earth getting loads of media coverage over clean air zone scrapping. Have a read of one of the pieces published by the BBC.
Climate Action Leicester and Leicestershire has been making great progress in getting unions on board in its divestment campaign.
Climate Action Plymouth held a warm homes kick-off event, and launched its book on zero carbon heating in Plymouth. It focused on how we possess the technology to roll out sustainable home heating solutions, but just not the political will. It'll follow up with attendees.
Liverpool Friends of the Earth got invited to hold a campaign stall at a concert arena – nice!
Thanks to a Derby groups email campaigning actions, its local council has now shifted their position in response around the Derbyshire minerals plan.
A massive congratulations to Friends of the Earth member Keri Muldoon who has been nominated for a Citizen of the Year Award in Salford.
Torfaen Friends of the Earth held a social evening with trivia and a raffle. The group enjoys running annual social events to connect with its community, have fun and raise funds for campaigning.
Alton Climate Action Network (ACAN) won lottery funding to run their young ACAN project! Amazing news. Read more about the brilliant work ACAN do.
Bury Climate Action was invited to help with its council’s away day, which focused on climate action – great visibility and connection with those in the position to make meaningful change.
South East Climate Alliance held a hugely successful event, “Making local democracy work for the climate”, which was well attended and included talks from Friends of the Earth and Climate Emergency UK. The event was funded by a Friends of the Earth microgrant.