Friends of the Earth International

Friends of the Earth International is one of the leading charity organizations determined to create a more sustainable, inclusive, justice-filled global society for all.

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How It Started

Since 1971, Friends of the Earth International has been campaigning for a more peaceful, sustainable world. Supporting local communities across the globe to protect the environment and create sustainable societies.

Founded on the vision of social, economic, gender and environmental justice, FOEI has been campaigning for over 50 years to impact today's most pressing challenges. From exposing multinational corporations polluting the environment to supporting the rights and fair treatment of political prisoners. FOEI is championing a better, cleaner, fairer future for everyone on Earth.

With 73 Friends of the Earth member groups internationally, the charity has become the world's largest grassroots environmental network.

How It's Going

Creating real impact with campaigns & global initiatives

Climate Change

With a global energy crisis threatening the lives of billions worldwide, the potential impacts of climate change are profound. As global warming rises, the devastating effects of nature on people’s lives, homes and livelihoods increases, the time for change is now.

With a global energy crisis threatening the lives of billions worldwide, the potential impacts of climate change are profound. As global warming rises, the devastating effects of nature on people’s lives, homes and livelihoods increases, the time for change is now.


Economic Justice

The rights and well-being of people should always come first. Businesses and the economy's not beneficially improving peoples lives, and the environment should be accountable. Exposing and challenging the abuse of corporate power is necessary for protecting those most at risk. People powered solutions show the way to equality, fairness for all and community.

Food Sovereignty

Preserving peasant farming and food biodiversity is crucial. Protecting local farming and agriculture from large-scale industrialized food and farming reduces the chances of environmental destruction and malnutrition. Every human has the right to be healthy and enjoy culturally appropriate food. Ensuring food sovereignty helps local cultures with healthy food and livelihoods; whilst cooling the planet with less industrialization.

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The Mission

Friends of the Earth International is a globally interconnected member organization that uses peaceful demonstrations and communication channels to influence real change within today’s most pressing environmental, social and economic challenges facing global communities.

Photograph: Richard Dixon/Friends of the Earth Scotland

Want to get involved?

Friends of the Earth International has live campaigns supported by member organizations across the globe. Whether you’ve been an advocate for change for years or simply looking for the right cause to support. Find out more about how you help and make a difference on their dedicated website.