Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth have been at the forefront of the environmental movement since the 1970s, helping people to see that the future of humanity and the future of the planet are one and the same.

Friends of the Earth protestors in Edinburgh

They have an extraordinary track record – securing safer food and water, defending wildlife and natural habitats, championing the move to clean energy, and acting to keep our climate stable. Perhaps their most famous recent success came in 2008 when, thanks to their Big Ask campaigning, the Climate Change Act became the world’s first national law committing to legally binding annual cuts in greenhouse gases. 

Affecting change through campaigning and mobilising public support, they work both internationally – as part of a network that spans more than 70 countries – and locally via over 200 local groups.