Protecting & Healing the Earth
Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland is a grassroots environmental campaigning community. From our campaigners and lawyers to local groups and supporters, we push for change on causes that matter to you: Protecting your local area and making it more climate friendly; Pushing for a green and fair recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic; Fighting for environmental and social justice globally.
Protecting the Sperrins from goldmining. Don't Mine Us is an informative and useful resource for all local gold mining issues We feature regular contributions and news from all the various land-protection groups. Links for each of the individual groups will be added regularly.
Always grounded in sound evidence, the David Suzuki Foundation empowers people to take action in their communities on the environmental challenges we collectively face. We’re One Nature.
The #breakfreefromplastic Movement is a global movement envisioning a future free from plastic pollution. Since its launch in 2016, more than 11,000 organizations and individual supporters from across the world have joined the movement to demand massive reductions in single-use plastics and to push for lasting solutions to the plastic pollution crisis. BFFP member organizations and individuals share the common values of environmental protection and social justice, and work together through a holistic approach in order to bring about systemic change under the #breakfreefromplastic core pillars. This means tackling plastic pollution across the whole plastics value chain - from extraction to disposal – focusing on prevention rather than cure and providing effective solutions.
Plastic Pollution Coalition is a growing global alliance of more than 1,200 organizations, businesses, and thought leaders in 75 countries working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impact on humans, animals, waterways, the ocean, and the environment. They envision a world free of plastic pollution in which: Individuals embody zero-waste values and have reduced the use of single-use plastic. NGOs work together to drive demand for systemic solutions. Governments and Businesses enforce regulations, legislation, and practices of a circular economy: Packaging/goods are intentionally designed to be reusable, durable, or useful throughout their existence. (Extended Producer Responsibility from the source).
Scientists, advocates, environmentalists, and consumers are turning the tables and have shown that the only effective way to reduce plastic pollution and excessive plastic-use is through a more reusable culture and source reduction. Source reduction is putting the responsibility of plastic disposal on its producers. Our communities and environment will be less burdened with plastic if we use and produce less. So, how do we encourage reusables and achieve source reduction? Through legislation. Locally and globally, communities are passing laws to reduce single-use plastic production, sale, and use in their area. In the City of Angels, part of the largest county in the entire nation, Reusable LA is moving to pass comprehensive legislation to reduce disposable plastics.
The Florida Rights of Nature Network (FRONN) guides, supports, and encourages local efforts to recognize and legally enforce the rights of nature and the right of communities to a healthy environment, through self-government at the city, county, and state level.
VNDER's purpose is to assist environmental, labor, public health, and social justice community groups to advance municipal laws focused on expanding environmental, labor, and justice rights.