Bristol Friends of the Earth is an active local group of the international environmental organisation Friends of the Earth. We are currently involved in campaigns on:

We also organise public meetings on important issues, election hustings, and responses to various local proposals (planning and development, air quality, pesticides, etc). We hold a monthly open group meeting (see right) plus separate campaign meetings.

If you would like to know more about us, help us with campaigning time or resources, or want to come to a meeting to see what we do then please get in touch. Also see our facebook group. Look further down this page for news events and actions you can take.

Bristol Air Quality

July 13th, 2017

Some areas of Bristol, notably Rupert Street and Parson Street, have levels of NO2 emissions from vehicles that regularly exceed EU limits. Wider areas around the Centre and M32 also have high pollution levels which cause health issues and statistically significant reduction in life expectancy. These typically most affect those less well off who live next to busy traffic. Diesel vehicles are the worst for polluting emissions but petrol vehicles produce them too.
Bristol FoE is working with other organisations to raise awareness of the issues and get action on several fronts, such as:

 – Discouraging the most polluting vehicles from the Centre
 – Encouraging Walking and Cycling as an alternative to car use
 – Reducing emissions from busses
 – Reducing emissions from taxis
 – Encouraging electric vehicles and car clubs

Please contact us for more information or if you would like to get involved.