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 (and beyond) – we meet monthly, hold stalls at local festivals, community fairs and markets, organise events, clothes swaps and film screenings, and campaigning activities like litter picking or plastics unwraps at local supermarkets.
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.
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. After responding to all the challenges that this year has put ahead of us, we have resumed our campaigns and partnerships in Camden. We have actively been engaging with Camden Council since the launch Camden Climate Action Plan to ensure that our borough succeeds in meeting the objectives and commitments set in the action plan.