Our campaigns

United for Warm Homes campaign

Soaring gas prices mean millions of us are worried that we won’t be able to keep our homes warm this winter. Meanwhile, oil and gas companies continue to make record-breaking profits.

We have the solutions to cut bills and emissions. But we need the government to act now.

Across the country, grassroots groups are forming partnerships with others in their communities to help protect our most vulnerable from the impacts of rising bills and demand the right to a warm home.

If you and your group would like to get involved and help end fuel poverty, head to United for Warm Homes and sign up to the campaign.

Fossil free future

Across the world we are seeing the devastating impacts of climate breakdown because of our reliance on coal, gas and oil.

But communities have been standing up to the fossil fuel giants and our government’s support of them. We can all play our part in ending support for fossil fuels at home and abroad. We've already had some brilliant successes, but we've still got a long way to go.

Find out more about how you and your group can get involved to help put an end to UK government support for fossil fuels.

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Climate Action Plan for Councils

Councils up and down the country have declared climate emergencies. But what happens next?  

We need councils to turn their political promises in to concrete action by adopting a climate action plan, and transforming their communities into fairer, more sustainable places for generations to come.

To help get them started, we’ve created a template Climate Action Plan for councils in England and Wales. Find out how you can help get that plan in place.

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News from the network

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Newbury Friends of the Earth is currently running an energy conserving campaign to get local businesses to keep their doors shut. As a result the group has built strong relationships with the business community too.

Campaign wins
Campaign wins

Nice win for the London Friends of the Earth network. Thanks to its work lobbying the Greater London Authority and London Assembly (LA), the LA unanimously passed a motion on retrofit skills training

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A gratitude orchard in Caerphilly organised by the Ukrainian community was held at the end of January. Climate Action Caerffili was involved, and the day involved a lovely tree planting event.

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Brilliant coverage of a demonstration against a new road building in Norwich, organised by a local action group. It was a bold event and campaigners wore bat costumes and symbols and marched through Norwich to protest against the controversial proposed £274m road.

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Climate Action Lewisham organised an event on retrofitting and used the opportunity to talk about the United for Warm Homes campaign. 30 people attended and the event was a huge success!

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Tunbridge Wells Friends of the Earth organised an art and poetry competition called "Our planet – celebration and concern". It was a chance to meet people who wouldn’t normally engage with campaign work. The competition was open to all and the public chose the winners.

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Liverpool Friends of the Earth members went to the Unilever factory in Port Sunlight, Wirral to call on Unilever to clean up their dirty palm oil supply chain. This happened at same time as bigger action and 50,000+ strong petition hand-in at Unilever HQ in London.

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Manchester groups took part in the COP28 Global Day of Action. Groups attended a rally in Piccadilly Gardens, followed by a march to banks financing fossil fuels. Highlights include High Peak Green New Deal and Manchester Friends of the Earth members giving speeches.

Campaign wins
Campaign wins

The expansion of the The All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon Park has been unanimously rejected by the council . Now it'll go to the mayor for next steps. Great work from Merton Friends of the Earth on this campaign.

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Cardiff Friends of the Earth did some microplastics testing in Bute Park on Saturday. It went very well and had great engagement!

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Birmingham Friends of the Earth handed in its Save our Soil petition to the Council House. The group presented its petition to Councillor Mahmood who is going to present the petition at the full council meeting later this month.

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Shrewsbury Friends of the Earth held a successful, vibrant and well attended demonstration against the Shrewsbury North West Relief Road. Nice work.