Women at climate protest with flags

Our network Friends worldwide

Be part of something bigger

74
national groups spanning every continent
5,000
local activist groups worldwide
Over 2 million
members and supporters globally
300+
groups in neighbourhoods across the UK
30
national groups make up Friends of the Earth Europe
Local groups against fracking

Our local groups in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland has local groups – and affiliated groups – in around 150 neighbourhoods. That makes us the largest grassroots environmental campaigning community in the UK.

These groups are run by thousands of volunteers from all types of backgrounds, including teachers, nurses, lawyers, students, grandparents and more. They bring people together to improve their local environment, and fend off polluting and unjust proposals.

Find out what your nearest group is working on. If there isn't one, consider starting a new one.

Local groups against fracking
Croydon Climate Action group give Climate Action Plan to Croydon council

Our Climate Action groups

Our network of over 270 Climate Action groups across England, Wales and Northern Ireland are the local solution to the global climate crisis. They are made up of people like you, working together to make our communities more climate-friendly.

Whether its lobbying MPs or planting trees, local communities are taking the urgent action we need to tackle the climate crisis. Find a group near you, or start your own and we'll help you every step of the way.

Croydon Climate Action group give Climate Action Plan to Croydon council
Campaigners holding Scottish flag on Edinburgh's Calton Hill

What about Friends of the Earth Scotland?

Friends of the Earth Scotland was launched in 1978.

It campaigns independently from Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland. But we're both members of the same environmental community. And we're both campaigning for a world where everyone can enjoy a healthy environment without exceeding their fair share of the planet’s resources.

Campaigners holding Scottish flag on Edinburgh's Calton Hill
Two young women sitting on top of a van holding a placard which reads justicia climática

Protecting people and the environment

Friends of the Earth is well placed to tackle the global environmental crisis. We are part of an international community covering 75 countries – from Norway to Australia, from South Korea to Colombia. It encompasses around 5,000 local activist groups spanning every continent.

As you can imagine, the diversity within our community is massive. Our member groups are unique in many ways – from the campaigns they run to the resources they have, to the risks they face. But we all share the same dream of an equal and sustainable world.

Some groups face enormous threats from big corporations and corrupt governments. Some work in hugely challenging conditions without electricity or any staff. They can only continue because of the solidarity of the network.

Two young women sitting on top of a van holding a placard which reads justicia climática