Climate action groups

Climate Action groups

What are Climate Action groups?

Climate Action groups are the local solution to a global 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.

By creating local solutions to climate breakdown and demanding systemic change from decision-makers, you can make a real difference in your community and at national level. Press play and find out how.

A climate action group

How do I find a group in my area?

There are more than 200 Climate Action groups in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, from Highbury to Hotwells.

Joining a Climate Action group is easy. Just type in your postcode on our interactive map, click on the group nearest you and follow the instructions.

If there isn't a group in your area, why not start one yourself? We'll help you set up your new group and run a kick-off event, be it online or in a safe local space.

And if you live in Scotland, you have your very own Friends of the Earth network. Head over  and see what they’re up to.

A climate action group

What do groups do?

To deliver meaningful change, we need people of all backgrounds and ages to come together to take action in their communities.

And there are so many ways you can make a difference. In Newcastle, they've petitioned the government for safe cycling. In Newbury, they're pushing for paper bags in their local Tesco. And in Ilkley, they're campaigning for local people to switch to banks that don’t invest in fossil fuels.

Find out how your area can become more climate friendly. After all, big change starts small.

Croydon Climate Action group give Climate Action Plan to Croydon council

Why do we need community groups?

We can only achieve long-term, systemic change if we use the power of our own communities to put pressure on the UK government.

Climate Action groups run their own local campaigns to convince their councils to turn political promises into concrete action by adopting Climate Action Plans.

And, as more and more communities and councils take climate action across the UK, pressure will mount on the national government to do the same.

Croydon Climate Action group give Climate Action Plan to Croydon council
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