Reinforce our message
As the cliché goes, information is power. If you are well informed, your community, local decision makers and the media are more likely to trust you and take what you say seriously.
We need you to help us:
– Submit Freedom of Information requests;
– Disseminate academic and government research papers and policy documents;
– Understand current best practice in the issues that we campaign on.
Why volunteering matters, and how you can really make a difference
Birmingham Friends of the Earth recognizes that volunteers play an important part in moving our organization forward. We therefore welcome anyone who gives up their free time to help with the smooth running of our building and furthering Friends of the Earth campaigns. We are committed to ensuring volunteering at BFOE is a rewarding and productive experience, offering training where needed, travel expenses and the potential to develop and learn new skills
About Birmingham Friends of the Earth
Over the last 30 years, Friends of the Earth has made a real difference to our environment in Birmingham. We’ve succeeded in getting better protection for open spaces in the city, and we’ve got legal protection for wildlife nationally. We’ve also pressed the government into raising the minimum legal standards for home insulation and providing grants for it.
We’ve worked extensively on the issue of genetically modified food and crops. We’ve persuaded retailers to stock sustainable wood and stop importing products which destroy orangutan habitats.
Right now we’re in the forefront of pressing for action on climate change, locally, nationally and internationally. We’re fighting for better recycling in Birmingham, and we have made a real difference. We’re leading the calls for better public transport.
We’re proud of what we do, we rely on the best scientific research and work to influence companies, government and individuals to act to save the environment.There are over 200 local friends of the earth groups in the UK, and 5000 more in 71 countries across the globe. When we work together we do make a difference. Join us and make a difference too.