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.
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
Greening Steyning has produced an impressive video about leaky homes in their rural villages, utilising striking aerial photography and government EPC data. Give it a watch.
Wakefield Friends of the Earth went to Downing Street, alongside Cut Carbon Not Forests, to hand in a petition opposing the massive subsidies provided to Drax for burning trees for biomass power.
Bromley Friends of the Earth held a wonderful 50th birthday celebration exhibition launch event to celebrate its group.
South Bedfordshire Friends of the Earth gained great local press coverage for its work cleaning up 1,100 pieces of rubbish in their local area. Amazing work.
Swale Friends of the Earth did some great work during the Great Big Green Week. The group received a grant and send postcards from a possible future to their MPs, as well as a clean-up of their local creek. Read more.
New action alert: tell the West Yorkshire Mayor to accelerate decarbonisation delivery and meet her climate pledges. Sign and support.
Congratulations to Hackney and Tower Hamlets Friends of the Earth for arranging a successful and well attended clothes swap event.
Brighton and Hove Friends of the Earth ran a successful event to kick of its work around the warm homes campaign. The group were joined by local groups giving information and advice on energy saving measures, rebates and how to eat well on a lower budget.
Tunbridge Wells Friends of the Earth’s Local Green Champion imitative was featured in the council’s newsletter, which is sent to all local households. An amazing way to spread the word.
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.
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.
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.
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.