What do we do?
Camden Friends of the Earth campaigns for solutions to environmental problems – for action to create a better, greener Camden (and beyond!).
We’re all volunteers and are active across the London Borough of Camden – we meet monthly, hold stalls at local festivals, community fairs and markets, organise events and film screenings, and campaign online.
As part of the wider network of over 200 local Friends of the Earth groups, we campaign on both local and national issues. We collaborate with other local groups and organisations, and feed back on council and MP decision-making to achieve positive change for our environment, our health, and our community.
Download our Camden Friends of the Earth leaflet (PDF) for a guide to what we do.
Our campaigning at festivals and conferences around the country in the Big Ask campaign helped bring a Climate Change Bill to Parliament. This led to the UK Climate Change Act being made law in November 2008. Locally, in 2010 we persuaded Camden Council to set a borough-wide target to cut carbon emissions by 40% by 2020. We continue to keep up the pressure on local and central government on a variety of campaign issues.
Events we’ve organised include a clean energy photo exhibition, sustainable transport treasure trail, a freegan vegan banquet with bicycle powered music, film nights, an eco street opera, and we regularly attend local festivals and fairs around the borough.
What can you do?
We’re open to anyone who’d like to get involved. Everyone is welcome to join and how much you do is up to you! You can:
- Organise events
- Advise on policy
- Speak to councillors
- Draw and paint
- Meet MPs
- Design posters
- Attend fairs and festivals
- Dress up as a bee!