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...

Not a lot of Rubbish for a Year

I have promised to generate one bin bag of black of rubbish this year. It is an experiment to find out how much of the waste we produce at home really cannot be composted or recycled, so I decided to set myself a stretching challenge. Saying this in...

Hitting that Target

Birmingham has given itself an almighty challenge in its attempts to put itself at the forefront in the battle to become a more sustainable city and the most worrying thing is that nobody knows how it is doing. The previous administration gave Birmingham the target 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...

Guest Article – Let’s Grow Together

Have you ever wanted to see nutritional knowledge improving in your local school, as children pick up new skills in a fun learning environment? How about an increase in parental interest and enthusiasm for outdoor environmental pursuits? What about a reduction in...