Friends of the Earth aim to influence policy and practice nationally and internationally through an honest, accurate and open approach.
We do this by:
- Working local to global from our 200+ local groups to 70+ Friends of the Earth International groups. we are the only local – global environmental campaign group.
- Solutions based research we don’t just look for problems, we find credible alternatives.
- Enabling campaigning we provide information and tools so people like you can act.
By joining your local Friends of the Earth group you can play a key role in transforming the local environment and you can also campaign on important global issues such as climate change.
Havant Friends of the Earth
Havant Friends of the Earth is part of a network of 8 Friends of the Earth groups in Hampshire and 200 across the country. Havant Friends of the Earth campaigns on local and national environmental issues that affect the Havant Borough and East Hampshire.
What issues does the group campaign on
Since becoming a group in 2002 Havant Friends of the Earth has worked closely with local residents, voluntary groups. NGO’s and statutory bodies to promote healthier natural and built environments throughout Havant.
Some recent successes
- Successfully opposed unsustainable green field developments in Havant
- Lobbied politicians for greener policies locally and nationally
- Led the campaign resulting in the decision by Hampshire County Council to make the county GM Free
- Organised and partnered with Havant Transition Network, Havant Borough Council to create the first ever Havant Goes Greener, consisting of a fun packed week of environmental themed events for all the family.
What can I do?
There are many ways in which one person can make a difference. Examples include writing letters and articles to the papers, joining recycling schemes, visiting schools and colleges, joining street events to publicise specific campaigns and helping to raise money.
How much time will it take?
Most people have more than enough to do nowadays. Havant Friends of the Earth meets twice monthly for a couple of hours in central Havant to discuss local issues and plan events. We also try to attend local fairs etc to distribute leaflets and encourage new members.
Why should I join Friends of the Earth?
That you are reading this suggests you care about the future of our planet. The threats to our future survival have never been more serious. There can be nothing more important than our only home in the universe and yet millions choose to ignore the realities of global warming and disappearing species. By joining Friends of the Earth you are teaming up with one of the most effective campaigning bodies in the world.
How much does it cost?
Individual: £6 Family: £12 Pensioner: £1 Life Membership: £30
How do i subscribe?
you will need to send your Name, Address, Phone Number, E-mail Address along with your cheque to
Havant Friends of the Earth
6 Clovelly Road
(Please make cheques payable to Havant FoE)