Climate Action groups are the local solution to a global crisis.

What we do in the next few years will determine the future of our world. We know the solutions to climate chaos and there's still time to act – just.

Climate Action groups are made up of people like you, working together to make our communities more climate-friendly. Together we can make a real difference, at a local and national level.

Find or start a group today.

We want to do everything we can to support Climate Action groups in their work to make communities more climate friendly.

From hosting online meetings to template Climate Action Plans for your council, we've got a host of resources to help you and your group campaign for change.

Community groups in action

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    Hundreds of you joined us for our online Groundswell event on 12 and 13 June, attending sessions on COP26 mobilisation and building a truly representative movement. Thank you!

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    Yay! Groups have been beginning to return to in person activity, including bike rides and evening walks, in Cardiff, Portsmouth and St. Albans.

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    Eastbourne FOE are currently promoting SEEDS, a digital currency skewed towards common ownership and regenerative projects.

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    New groups alert: welcome to new Climate Action Groups in Bedford, Exeter, Harrogate, Newcastle, Newry, Lichfield, Seaford and new local group in Hackney.

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    Look out for CAGNE from June, a series of 6 talks about wider impacts of aviation expansion with topics including: Our Natural World, The Air that we Breathe and Alternatives to Flying for Pleasure.

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    Cardiff FOE worked with Greenpeace, XR and Green Squirrel to create a life-sized mural of a humpback whale to highlight the climate crisis.

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    The Save Rimrose Valley campaign had a breakthrough on the Highways England handling of Freedom of Information requests thanks to great work from Sefton Climate Action Group.

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    Our Nottingham group planted 4 fruit trees as part of their local food campaign at Nottingham College. This is just the beginning, as they have plans to create a fully fledged orchard.

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    Manchester FOE have been campaigning for bikes to be allowed on trams for ten years. Thanks to their work, Andy Burnham has now agreed this should be allowed.

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    Newbury FoE hosted first dedication event for one of the Lockdown Woods last week, with the mayor and other dignitaries in attendance.

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    Thanks to our network and their campaigning , six of the eight elected Metro Mayors signed our Climate Action Pledge. The network are now working to getting their elected representatives to take climate action.

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    South Bedfordshire FoE seemingly have secured a speaking commitment from Andrew Selous MP on plastics during second report day of Environmental Bill.

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    Check out the fantastic video made by students from the Hackney My World, My Home group to raise awareness about trees and encourage tree planting in their local area.

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    Oxford FOE produced a report on climate emergency to assesses what the six councils in the area have done to combat climate breakdown and highlights what they still need to.

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    Ahead of the election, Manchester Friends of the Earth got 161 council candidates to sign up to the Climate Action Pledge and 153 candidates to the UK Divest Pledge.

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    During the May elections, Manchester FoE surveyed all the council candidates in their area. They managed to get an amazing 250 pledge signatures and 200 divestment pledge signatures.

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    Sefton Climate Action Group have arranged a meeting with Damien Moore MP (Merseyside's only Conservative MP) to discuss climate action.

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    Bracknell Climate Action Group were pleased to welcome Mike Childs to their group to give an introduction talk about climate change.

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    Birmingham Friends of the Earth is opening their office space The Warehouse to a pay-as-you-want community café from June 2021.

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    Greening Steyning, Bramber and Beeding have produced a fantastic video about emissions from housing and rating streets in their area. Watch now

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    Multi-faith group Footsteps mark Earth Day with a free online event focused on the power of interfaith action in tackling climate action, both locally and globally.

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    Friends of the Earth Cardiff co-hosted a public hustings online to quiz Senedd candidates on their plans to tackle climate breakdown. Watch a recording of the hustings on YouTube.

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    Friends of the Earth delivered a webinar for the network to discuss climate justice and how to ensure it's part of every campaign. Read more

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    The newly formed Kingston group held a kick-off event which was attended by 40 people. The group will be concentrating their campaigning on rivers and divestment.

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    Campaign wins

    Leicester Climate Action successfully lobbied their council to improve its local climate action plan. The new plan includes plans to reduce traffic and reach net zero emissions by 2030.

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    The UK government has dropped plans to build a climate-wrecking new road between Oxford and Cambridge following a successful campaign by local groups including Oxford Friends of the Earth.

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    Derbyshire Climate Coalition hosted an online event to discuss the current plight of Indian farmers following Prime Minister Modi's agricultural reforms.

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    Campaign wins

    Dane Valley in the Peak District is home to some 650 new trees thanks to community tree planting events organised by Dane Valley Climate Action and Cheshire Wildlife Trust.

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    Local leaders in St Albans have passed a motion to lower speed limit in the area, following a successful community campaign involving St Albans Friends of the Earth.

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    Welcome to Calderdale Green New Deal, who recently joined our network. The group hosted an online community even in February with over 100 people.

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    Sheffield FoE and Climate Action Rotherham ran a joint online event in February called ‘Simple steps to combat climate change’ to help people develop practical ideas. 120 people signed up!

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    Liverpool FoE and Sefton Climate Action Group met Margaret Greenwood MP to discuss plans to support an amendment to the Environment Bill as part of their campaign to stop unsustainable imports of soya beans through the Port of Liverpool.