Friends taking a Christmas selfie with the planet being left out

5 ways to help the planet this Christmas

Give a gift to the planet

The planet may not be top of your Christmas list, but it needs your help. Despite parliament declaring a climate emergency, we haven't yet seen any real action.

So be kind to the planet this Christmas by making a donation to Friends of the Earth, either for yourself or as a gift to a loved one.

For each gift you'll receive a personalised e-certificate to share.

Double tree cover

Just the word "Christmas" can conjure up images of decorated trees and winter walks in the forest.

But did you know that our woodland cover is just 13% (compared to an EU average of 35%)? Trees aren't just nice to look at – they help fight climate breakdown by removing planet-wrecking emissions from the air.

So add your name to our petition this Christmas, calling for a commitment from UK government to double tree cover.

Join the global movement

A global movement of ordinary people is achieving extraordinary things in the fight to protect our planet.

We're facing a climate emergency, but together we can make sure real action is taken to protect our planet. Join as a member this Christmas and become part of the world’s largest environmental community.

Have a planet-friendly festive season

Do you want to make your festive season that little bit more sustainable? Our handy guide has got you covered. We've come up with 21 tips to make sure Christmas doesn't cost the earth, including:

  • How to make sure your Christmas tree is sustainable
  • Ideas for planet-friendly gifts
  • Suggestions for DIY decorations

Our favourite eco-friendly tip

Give a gift to the planet this Christmas

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