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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Events

Eastmoor Friends of the Earth have a marquee at the first ever Eastbourne EcoFestival in July. Come along

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Events

Save the date! London Friends of the Earth Network have organised an event on transport and air quality as part of London Climate Action Week on Wed 29 June at 1pm.

Speakers include Rosamund Adoo Kissi Debrah and Ashok Sinha from London Cycling Campaign. Register for the event.

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Actions

Climate Action Preston’s cycling project launched last weekend and gained lots of positive local media coverage. The project focuses on repairing old bikes and giving them out to local refugees and migrants. Amazing work!

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Climate Action Durham launched their climate emergency response plan and are now working alongside their council to form a citizens’ forum to ensure Durham voices are represented in the delivery and implementation of the climate action plan.

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North Wiltshire Friends of the Earth had the idea to start a research project on climate change. They've successfully recruited new volunteer researchers to work on the project. We're looking forward to seeing what they produce!

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Actions

Climate Action Leicester and Leicestershire have started holding climate vigils in Leicester. They provide a chance for people to stand up for what they care about, meet and chat with others who also care, and to get people thinking about specific aspects of the climate crisis.

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West Yorkshire groups are collaborating for the upcoming third anniversary since their council declared a climate emergency. They'll be campaigning to challenge the council on their record and ensure the council pursues its climate action commitments

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Events

You're invited to our lunchtime talk on Tue 21 June, 1-2pm where Mike Jackson, former Secretary of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, will be talking about solidarity. Book your place.

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Hounslow group relaunch! Hounslow Friends of the Earth are currently campaigning on divestment and working on public engagement via stalls. They’re looking forward to welcoming new members.

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Campaign wins

Huge congratulations to Frack Free Dee and all the local groups involved in a landmark win as Ellesmere Port shale gas testing is refused on climate grounds.

Inspirational community campaigning which involved surveys, outreach, mobilisations and presenting crucial climate evidence at inquiry.

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By young people, for young people! Join us at our Youth Gathering on Fri 1 – Sun 3 July. Expect workshops and fun for 16-25 year olds passionate about climate, social and environmental justice. More information about our Youth Gathering.

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Congratulations to Catford who had a successful relaunch. An attendee from the Mayor's office came to enjoy the event, which involved talks around climate justice, youth speakers and the unveiling of an art project.

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Campaign wins

Sefton Climate Action are currently petitioning their council to extend legal protection to local green spaces.

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Events

Greater Manchester COP26 coalition have organised an event: Manchester Climate Justice Summit which takes place on Sun 15 May, 11am-4pm. This summit will look at issues of just transition and climate justice relating to sustainable cities. Book now.

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Two new groups in London! A massive welcome to Barking and Southwark groups.

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Campaign wins

Climate Action Bury have launched their online climate action hub, so that people can get involved in climate action locally and share climate related stories. Check out their new climate action hub.

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Nature based grants! Grants of up to £1000 are available for community groups who want to: try a new approach, or work with communities disproportionately impacted by a poor environment/typically under-represented in nature-based work. Applications open until 1st May.