Put Your Money Where Your Ethics Are

Even the greenest of us sometimes put off certain decisions that are as powerful a way of showing our opinions as campaigning – consumer power. It took me a while to break with the bank I was with from my student days and had never given me any problems in terms of...

A Cheaper Deal or a Better Deal ?

Some thoughts from Birmingham Friends of the Earth on the proposed Birmingham Collective Energy Offer – August 2012   Birmingham Friends of the Earth aims to enable people to benefit from the advantages of a cleaner, greener and more sustainable lifestyle. We welcome...

Not cycling at olympic speeds, but with great pleasure

Yesterday I returned from a Scandinavian holiday (taken of course by low carbon travel means – train and boat) and got back on my bike in Birmingham this morning with a feeling of unease. Having spent a couple of weeks cycling round Europe’s green capital...

Friends of the Earth’s NPPF Masterclass

Spatial planning is fundamental in the delivery of a society that is environmentally and socially sustainable. The idea that communities should have local facilities to reduce the need to travel and for cities to become more compact, preventing further destruction of...

Birmingham’s Energy Potential

Birmingham Friends of the Earth has been busy working on our latest energy campaign: Clean British Energy. The Government is looking at introducing a new Energy Bill, which will shape UK energy through 2020. We’ve been hard at work promoting clean energy at this...