Put Your Money Where Your Ethics Are

Even the greenest of us sometimes put off certain decisions that are as powerful a way of showing our opinions as campaigning – consumer power. It took me a while to break with the bank I was with from my student days and had never given me any problems in terms of...

A Cheaper Deal or a Better Deal ?

Some thoughts from Birmingham Friends of the Earth on the proposed Birmingham Collective Energy Offer – August 2012   Birmingham Friends of the Earth aims to enable people to benefit from the advantages of a cleaner, greener and more sustainable lifestyle. We welcome...

Not cycling at olympic speeds, but with great pleasure

Yesterday I returned from a Scandinavian holiday (taken of course by low carbon travel means – train and boat) and got back on my bike in Birmingham this morning with a feeling of unease. Having spent a couple of weeks cycling round Europe’s green capital...

2012 Organic BBQ

 On Friday the 6th of July we held our annual Organic BBQ at the Anchor pub, in Digbeth, to coincide with their Organic Beer Festival.  Rain threatened a washout as a deluge poured for most of the day. Fortunately for us the rain stopped and we were bathed in...

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...