Volunteer in the Spotlight Oct/Nov 2011

Joe Peacock interviews Gergana Manassieva How long have you been involved with BFoE? I came to BFoE in June, but I joined FOE as a member in 2004. How did you first find out about BFoE and what made you decide to get involved? I searched for the local group on the...

Campaigns Digest Oct/Nov 2011

Autumn brings some new campaigns and some old favourites return in the form of annual events, such as In Town Without My Car Day and Buy Nothing Day.   Energy and Climate Change The Big Energy Conversation that we have been involved with over the summer has led to us...

FoE’s 40th Anniversary Conference

Another year and another Friends of the Earth local groups conference, this year FoE turned 40 and to celebrate, 4 of the previous directors of FoE reminisced about their previous experiences as leader, which I thought provided a useful historical context to some to...

Stop The Developers’ Free-For-All

A town with the bus station in one place, a shopping street with small shops in another place, and another, then a new shopping centre with some dedicated bus services and a big car park in a newly developed centre away from the other places. Can you see why public...

Birmingham Bike Trains

This year, Birmingham city centre was transformed for World Car Free Day, as 5 bike trains pulled into the city centre and cyclists took over Victoria Square. We wanted to get as many people as possible to experience how easy, fun and practical it is to commute to...