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These are unsettling times for us all, particularly the most vulnerable in our society. During this time, we should remain cautious and must continue to follow all national and local restrictions as well as ensure we plan activities that are inclusive to all members.  

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As a network, we'll support one another and those in our communities as best we can. If you have any questions or a suggestion on how we can support you, please email [email protected].

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.

News from the network

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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!