Be part of something bigger
Our local action groups
Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland has local action groups, and affiliated groups, in over 200 neighbourhoods. That makes us the largest grassroots environmental campaigning community in the UK.
These groups are the local solution to the global climate crisis. They're made up of volunteers from all types of backgrounds, people just like you. From taking a stand on local issues, to supporting national campaigns and communities around the world, these groups take the urgent action we need.
Find a group near you, or start your own and we'll help you every step of the way.
What about Friends of the Earth Scotland?
Friends of the Earth Scotland was launched in 1978.
It campaigns independently from Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland. But we're both members of the same environmental community. And we're both campaigning for a world where everyone can enjoy a healthy environment without exceeding their fair share of the planet’s resources.
Protecting people and planet
Friends of the Earth is well placed to tackle the global environmental crisis. We are part of an international community covering 74 countries – from Norway to Australia, from South Korea to Colombia. The network encompasses around 5,000 local activist groups spanning every continent.
As you can imagine, the diversity within our community is massive. Our member groups are unique in many ways – from the campaigns they run to the resources they have, to the risks they face. But we all share the same dream of an equal and sustainable world.
Some groups face enormous threats from big corporations and corrupt governments. Some work in hugely challenging conditions without electricity or any staff. They can only continue because of the solidarity of the network.