My Placement with BFoE

My Placement with BFoE

I am Riddhi and I have completed a 6 week placement with Birmingham Friends of the Earth. I first heard of the organisation at an employers event at my university, after hearing what the organisation was about, I was convinced that I wanted to carry out my final...
Shaz’s  experiences of volunteering with BFOE

Shaz’s experiences of volunteering with BFOE

Looking for a new way to get involved in campaigning At University I had campaigned on issues of poverty, mostly with Oxfam Outreach, but also with the Ethical Trade Society. I valued the impact that campaigning groups had and it was fun volunteering for them. Before...
Jodie Etheridge – My BFoE Journey

Jodie Etheridge – My BFoE Journey

Iā€™m Jodie, one of the volunteers at Birmingham FoE. I was brought up as a vegetarian and had to make a decision in my teenage years about whether to stay vegetarian or not. I decided to stay vegetarian for animal welfare and environmental reasons. I therefore became...

Take Action

Science and justice demands that society massively reduces energy consumption, produces energy from low carbon renewable sources (such as wind, sun and ground heat) and that energy production is owned by local communities rather than big businesses. Year after year,...

The Problem

Fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and natural gas, are the result of geological processes acting on organic matter over many years ā€“ these fossil fuels all store carbon. When burning these fossil fuels, carbon dioxide, that has been stored away for millions of years, is...

The Solution

Climate justice is the solution ā€“ a concept that addresses the ethical dimensions of climate change. This is an approach that acknowledges and accepts different levels of responsibility and privilege by ensuring a just transition to a low-carbon economy and...