Making Birmingham Green(er)

The Energy and Climate Change action group has been working on a response to Birmingham City Council’s climate change action plan.  We have adopted a constructive approach – providing praise where due and suggestions for improvements where needed.  In the plan,...

Making Birmingham Green(er)

The Energy and Climate Change action group has been working on a response to Birmingham City Council’s climate change action plan.  We have adopted a constructive approach – providing praise where due and suggestions for improvements where needed.  In the plan,...

What is it About Food?

Food is essential, yes, that’s obvious, but it’s essential in so many ways – not just staying alive. Food (and drink) are at the heart of every celebration, they punctuate and define the working day. What you buy and where you buy it from says more about your social...

Take Back Parliament

Friends of the Earth are members of the Take Back Parliament coalition for electoral reform. You may have seen people dressed in purple on the news around the time of the election. This was part of the movement which called for a new system to elect our...

Nine carrots come to Birmingham

Three months ago, Francesca Rogers walked into a wine bar in South London to meet Mr. Lawrence, the owner. She made a simple deal with him: “Our Transition Town group will promote your business for free, if you agree to make your bar greener with 10% of the...