Eastbourne and District Friends of the Earth is an environmental campaign group. We take action on a range of local, national, and international issues including climate change, fossil fuel extraction, renewable energy, sustainable transport, biodiversity, and waste. We collaborate with local councils and other community groups to effect real change for the better in our local environment. We also have a lot of fun too, especially with our stalls at the local festivals that Eastbourne - a tourist resort - is renowned for!
We’re a very active group and have had some big campaign wins. We’ve even received awards from Friends of the Earth for the work we’ve done. We’ve campaigned for better protection in the town for bees and other pollinators, for more renewable energy developments in the local area, for an improvement in air quality throughout the town, for better protection and management of the extensive public downland estate, and for the prevention of new road building along the south coast.
We also work with local councils and other community groups on reducing carbon emissions across the town and introducing resilience measures to help protect from the worst impacts of climate change.
We hold regular gatherings on the second Tuesday evening of each month at Eastbourne Town Hall. All are welcome to these meetings, which showcase the campaigns we are working on and the many ways in which you can get involved. We are always happy to welcome new people to our meetings, which are followed by social get-togethers in the pub nearest to the town hall. If you can't come to our meetings, please get in touch with us anyway as there are always other ways to join in and help.
Eastbourne and District Friends of the Earth is a licenced local group of Friends of the Earth England, Wales & Northern Ireland.
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