Science and justice demands that society massively reduces energy consumption, produces energy from low-carbon renewables like wind, sun, and ground heat, and that energy production is owned by local communities rather than big business.
Global agreements and commitments have come and gone with very little to show for it. Without a mass mobilisation of people demanding climate justice, governments and corporations will not give up their power. To take action we need to work together with other people and groups to present a united front. Birmingham FoE is working to build sustained pressure on the council and to ensure we see the change we need. Get in touch to get involved!
Birmingham FoE supports the global Fossil Free divestment campaign which calls for big institutions to move their financial investments away from fossil fuels and invest in a positive ethical alternative. Contact us to find out how you can get involved in the campaign to get West Midlands councils to divest from fossil fuels. There are also many ongoing national campaigns against aviation expansion and unconventional fossil fuel extraction that we wholeheartedly.
Where our energy comes from has been the subject of intense debate over the past few years, and will continue to be until we have genuinely clean and sustainable sources. We support local community energy projects like Community Energy Birmingham and Power for Good where all shareholders get a fair share of the profits of energy production from renewable sources. Get in touch to see how you can be part of this energy revolution.
As a citizen of Birmingham you have power to influence local councillors and decision-makers, so use it! Get in touch with your councillor about the need for a strong climate action plan. Ask them for a meeting and try to develop an ongoing relationship with them. Get in touch if you would like any support with lobbying politicians.