Take Climate Action

Climate Action groups are the local solution to a global crisis.

What we do in the next few years will determine the future of our world. We know the solutions to climate chaos and there's still time to act – just.

Climate Action groups are made up of people like you, working together to make our communities more climate-friendly. Together we can make a real difference, at a local and national level.

Find or start a group today.

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We want to do everything we can to support Climate Action groups in their work to make communities more climate friendly.

From hosting online meetings to template Climate Action Plans for your council, we've got a host of resources to help you and your group campaign for change.

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Learn from others

Local authorities are crucial to delivering the urgent action we need on climate and nature.

There are already some great initiatives underway across the UK, so we've compiled a suite of case studies to help inspire your local leaders to make a difference with the powers and resources they have available.

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Community groups in action

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Actions

Congleton Climate Action's petition demanding a new household waste recycling centre has reached over 1000 signatures. Great to see such support from the local community for this vital resource. Sign the petition.

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Amazing win on pesticides! Thanks to campaigning from Leicester Friends of the Earth – which included petitions, attending council meetings and lobbying – Leicester City Council has agreed to stop using pesticides in the parks from January. Find out more.

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Events

The Fossil Free Gathering is back this September!

Join our annual training, learning, and networking event for grassroots activists campaigning to divest their local authority pensions from fossil fuels (or for those who are keen to find out how to get started). Learn more.

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Transport Action Network held its first ever conference with over 100 people in attendance. Several Friends of the Earth groups and affiliates made presentations and workshops which were very well received.

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Luton Friends of the Earth has been invited to a networking event with other groups to exchange ideas and strategies around the energy crisis.

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Balham Climate Action had a successful session where they started work on community mapping for the Warm Homes campaign. We look forward to what comes next.

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High Peak Green New Deal has collaborated on a report detailing alternatives to a proposed new road development. They’ve involved their local community by door knocking, which has been met with a positive response.

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Frustrated by local council’s inaction around signing up to a Climate Action Plan, Sustainable Harborough Community is organising a demonstration to draw awareness to their resistance.

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St Albans Friends of the Earth hosted their AGM. Half of the members in attendance were new members who had been drawn in by the groups work on warm homes and the energy crisis.

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West Cumbria and North Lakes Friends of the Earth is launching a community development project on linking climate crisis with the cost-of-living crisis. They’re hiring a consultant to help undertake this important work.

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Norwich Friends of the Earth is working with a coalition to stop the construction of the proposed Norwich Western Link Road, which’ll cause irreparable damage to unique ecosystems, including the River Wensum. Support their action.

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Nice coverage in the West Wales Chronicle of Friends of the Earth's heat data generated by Friends of the Earth Neath Port Talbot. Have a read.

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Read Toqueer Ahmed Quyyam's, member of Birmingham Friends of the Earth, article on his walk to wonderland, organised by Kinder in Colour and the Birmingham Climate Justice Coalition.