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.
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.
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
17 Nov 2023
Having a healthy environment shouldn’t be a privilege, yet many people live in unhealthy environments. Find out what Friends of the Earth has done in the past to protect local environments, and how to get in touch about your own work.
17 Nov 2023
The government is planning to rewrite thousands of laws that protect people and the environment across the UK, through the Retained EU Law (REUL) Act. 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.
News from the network
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.