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

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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Fumba, professionally known as PilAto, is a hip-hop artist, water protector and anti-mining activist from Zambia. He will be visiting campaigners in Belfast Derry and the Sperrins and working with young people. Find out more and support the trip.

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Our London network put together an action on the expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone which will go out to 10,000 supporters. It’s the first time they’ve put together a London-wide collective action. Great collaboration!

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West Yorkshire groups had a meeting with their mayor on Monday. It was constructive, and focussed on challenging West Yorkshire to increase their climate action ambition. There’s still some way to go to get the authority on board, but it’s a good first step.

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Croydon Climate Action have been raising awareness about their local area being among the worst hit areas by climate change in local media. They’ve done a great job in communicating the severity of the climate crisis we’re facing to their local community.

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St Albans Friends of the Earth are doing a litter pick on Alban Way, to clean up the area and reduce plastic waste. All welcome – meet at Morrisons car park on Thu 14 July, 7pm.

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Darlington Friends of the Earth participated in a local carnival, highlighting the issue of incinerators. They went armed with bold, creative props and great images about their campaign. A truly great way to engage with local communities.

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Climate Action Lewisham held an amazing recruitment event, which attracted around 30 people. They had a great mix of talks, films (powered by bike!), stalls and getting volunteers signed up. Inspiring stuff!

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Exeter Friends of the Earth met to plan their brand-new podcast. If you’re interested in being a host or a guest, please get in touch with them.

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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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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!