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.

Celebrate Bristol Beans in UN Year of Pulses 2016

March 10th, 2016

The United Nations has declared 2016 ‘International Year of Pulses‘ – so we’ll be celebrating all varieties of Bristol beans and peas and other protein-rich leguminous vegetables from further afield (lentils, chickpeas, etc). They are fundamental to food sustainability (having much lower eco footprints than other protein sources, using less land and producing less greenhouse gasses) and they are a really healthy source of clean protein too. See more at bristolfoe.org.uk/iyp

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EU Referendum

March 10th, 2016

On 23 June 2016, UK voters expressed a preference to leave the European Union by a narrow margin. Friends of the Earth now needs to campaign hard to maintain environmental protections, see https://www.foe.co.uk/page/eu-referendum . This month’s meeting will start to consider the topic, see https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-environmental-implications-of-brexit-tickets-26410249768
Jonathan Porritt, previous director of Friends of the Earth, gave an interesting talk at UWE on EU and environment – watch at http://bristolgreencapital.org/listen-again-jonathon-porritt-speaks-about-sustainability-the-role-of-the-eu/

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Mayoral Hustings

April 21st, 2016

Yesterday’s Environmental Mayoral Hustings with Bristol Green Capital partners clarified the leading mayoral candidates views on themes of Transport, Energy, Economy and Future City.
Listen to recording by Ujima Radio 98fm:
http://listen-again.ujimaradio.com/index.php?cat=Election+Special
Candidates participating:
Kay Barnard for Bristol Mayor, Liberal Democrat
Tony Dyer, Green
George Ferguson, Independent
Marvin Rees for Mayor of Bristol, Labour
Chaired by Laura Rawlings of BBC Radio Bristol
Twitter questions / feedback on #BrisFuturesMayor
more details:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mayoral-hustings-delivering-change-for-a-sustainable-future-city-tickets-23794895172
Information on wikipedia including full list of candidates:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayor_of_Bristol
(Invitations to candidates to take part in this hustings were issued based on parties receiving the highest five positions in the vote share of the 2012 Bristol Mayor election. This was to allow more in depth answers from candidates with a higher probability of winning and therefore aid a more meaningful democratic process. Other hustings have given all the other candidates a platform. This is in accordance with Electoral Commission guidelines.)

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New Website

September 5th, 2014

Welcome to our new website! It’s still a work in progress, but hopefully you can find information on our latest campaigns – if there’s something you think we should add or you find problems please email info@bristolfoe.org.uk with as much detail as possible and include ‘website’ in the subject.

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