Campaign with local communities for environmental and social justiceLong term volunteer role
New South Wales
Friends of the Earth (FoE) is a federation of autonomous local groups who are working towards an environmentally sustainable and socially equitable future. FoE Australia functions both through the activities of its local groups, and on the national level through appointed spokespeople, campaigns and projects, the national magazine - Chain Reaction, and the work of the national liaison officers.
Friends of the Earth Australia includes activists and members living and working for a just and sustainable future across the entire Australian continent, from the south west of WA to Far North Queensland. We are a membership-based organisation, composed of a federation of local groups. We meet collectively twice a year to develop policy and campaign plans. Our campaigns and projects have local, national and international relevance. Campaigns are based in one or more local groups ensuring that our political work remains relevant to local contexts and accountable to those activists working on the ground.
Local groups operate relatively autonomously, yet groups are bound together by FoE's guiding principles and our shared vision of a socially just and ecologically sustainable world. Find out where FoE is active in your local area, start a new group or become an affiliate. Check out some people and stories from our dedicated and diverse local groups to your right.
As one of South Australia's foremost community campaign organisations, Friends of the Earth Adelaide works to address social and environmental justice issues through community action. In addition to campaigners working with on earth jurisprudence, climate justice and urban issues, Friends of the Earth Adelaide has two primary campaign collectives - Clean Futures and Reclaim the Food Chain - that welcome your involvement!
Bridgetown - Greenbushes
Bridgetown - Greenbushes Friends of the Forest (BGFF) was founded in 1987 and is located in the heart of the WA forest region. The objectives of BGFF include the promotion of ecologically sound management of WA's native forest and the encouragement of realistic and environmentally responsible alternatives for the production of timber and wood based products.
FoE Brisbane is based in West End. Its main campaigns are anti-nuclear and climate justice. Since it formed in 1997, Friends of the Earth Brisbane has initiated three 'sustainable' businesses - Reverse Garbage, the Bicycle Revolution and Eco-Geek, which have been established as independent, non-profit, worker-run cooperatives. These projects are part of FoE's long term funding strategy as well as our efforts to promote alternatives to an increasingly alienating and environmentally destructive economy. They are also based in the same building.
FoE Kuranda works regionally for sustainable local planning, social justice for local Indigenous people, improved water quality in our rivers and drinking water, better waste management and campaigns for the preservation of the unique wildlife and rich endemic plant biodiversity of Far North Queensland.
Friends of the Earth Melbourne believes that social and environmental issues cannot be separated from each other. As a result, FoE is a social and environmental justice organisation. We run campaigns on nuclear issues, climate justice, the Barmah-Millewa forests on the Murray River, forests, plantations, chemicals and support a range of local initiatives. There is a food co-operative, cafe and bookstore located in our building in Collingwood.
FoE Southwest WA
Friends of the Earth Southwest WA (FoESWA) defends the environment and champions a healthy and just world. Based in the Bunbury region FoESWA is part of Friends of the Earth Australia and FoE International, FoESWA's programmes are local, Climate Change / Sustainablity, Clean Food, Nuclear, Biodiversity, Youth with a Voice, Education and Events.
Friends of the Earth Sydney meets on tuesday nights from 6pm at Black Rose Books, 22 Enmore Road, Newtown (near Newtown train station). Get in touch and come along!