Quick Guide to Setting Up a Grow Site

My work as an outreach officer for Birmingham Friends of the Earth has involved spending a fair bit of time helping local communities to set up places where they can grow food – known as Grow Sites. To help others who are interested in doing the same thing,...

Green depths

You might not imagine a SCUBA diving school¬† to be particularly ‘green’ or particularly polluting but one school in Tenerife has taken litter picking to new depths. Riaans Scuba give their customers nets which they can fill up with detritus from the sea...

Environmental Outreach

Reaching Out In February, the Birmingham Friends of the Earth, at the Warehouse appointed two new Environmental Outreach Workers to initiate new projects on environmental issues throughout Birmingham. Karl Whale and Mark Brookes will be starting a number of new...

Schools and youth centres/ groups

Schools and youth centres  We have long provided talks for school assemblies and workshops for classes from year 3 up to sixth form students and even adult education courses. The topic of the talks is negotiable in advance, but in the past we have done sessions...

Community Groups

We believe ordinary people have a big role to play in tackling the challenges we face from climate change, energy needs and living sustainably. We believe change comes from the grassroots, local level. We’re here to listen to any concerns you have about your...

Business

Here we’re presenting case studies of businesses who are reducing their costs, lowering overheads and at the same time helping tackle climate change and other environmental challenges. ¬† Maybe the environment has influenced changes you’ve made in your...