Stories

A tree is just a tree... or is it?

19 Dec 2019     |       2 minute read
2019 was the year that trees became political. In response to increased concern around climate breakdown, and amidst the backdrop of a General Election, all of the main UK political parties pledged to increase tree cover. But what's the connection between trees and climate? Scientist Mat Disney explains.

Teach the Future and Friends of the Earth

04 Dec 2019     |     Craig Bennett     |       2 minute read
Friends of the Earth's CEO Craig Bennett introduces "Teach the Future", a collaborative campaign aimed at forcing a review into climate education across the UK's national curriculum and ensuring our young people receive an education that will prepare them for the future they are facing.

The fracking ban: what does it mean?

06 Nov 2019     |     Jamie Peters     |       3 minute read
So long fracking, it’s been emotional. Jamie Peters, our campaign lead on fracking, reflects on the government’s announcement of a halt on fracking, and what it means for campaigners – and the future of the industry.

How to: make your own protest prop

20 Aug 2019     |       1 minute read
Ever wondered what to wear to a protest? Placards, props and your protest wardrobe can all help communicate what you really care about. Ahead of the Global Climate Strikes, why not spend a "crafternoon" or two making your very own sad Earth head.