By Greg Hewitt
Young Friends of the Earth are young people aged 18-30 who see that things can be different and who care about the future of our planet and the people on it. We want to see a new, positive relationship between young people and the planet.
In order to do this we bring young people together to realise change that none of us could achieve alone. At a time when our planet faces unprecedented crises and when there is huge uncertainty about young people’s futures, it is young people and future generations who must get the world out of this mess.
Young Friends of the Earth’s 2013-2014 campaigns:
Meat Free May
Meat and dairy production is responsible for 14.5% of all global greenhouse gas emissions and overfishing is damaging our marine ecosystems. It would be better for ourselves and the planet if we ate less meat and fish, and a more plant based diet. To show you that it is more than possible to reduce your consumption, Young Friends of the Earth is challenging you to cut out meat and fish from your diet for an entire month.
We will support you with an information pack and a fundraising pack.
Find out more at http://www.foe.co.uk/meatfreemay
Dirty Energy Group
Young FoE has been campaigning against dirty energy, joining the Reclaim the Power camp in Balcombe last year. In October we performed a stunt and created a petition calling on Lord Browne to resign from the Cabinet Office due to conflict of interest, as he is now the chair of Cuadrilla, the company responsible for exploratory drilling in Balcombe. Young FoE will continue to resist and campaign against dirty energy.
If you are interested in getting involved, please email us on the address below.
Get involved! Be the generation. Join us. Greg Hewitt