Get involved

Cardiff Friends of the Earth is powered by the energy of our volunteers.

By getting involved in the group, you become part of a wider movement in which more and more people are seeing the need for change and taking action to make it happen.

Local campaigners actively change their city, and the wider world, for the better. Effective campaigning challenges the unsustainable use of the world’s resources, allows people to change things for the better, and reduces unjust impacts on communities now and in the future.

Campaigning is fun, sociable, and rewarding. you will meet new friends, learn new skills, and make a valuable contribution to society.

How can I get involved?

You are very welcome to come along to one of our meetings to find out more about what we do, or simply get in contact. Our group meetings are good for finding out about what we are campaigning on.

Our meetings are open to all. You do not need to be a member to attend.

What happens at a meeting?

Our group meetings take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month and may have a particular focus such as planning for an event, sharing skills or debating issues.

We may discuss how to respond to a consultation, or co-ordinate the lobbying of local Councillors, AMs, or MPs about a campaign issue. All our meetings are chaired to make sure that everyone can input, but they are fairly relaxed. After our meetings we usually go to a nearby pub to talk more informally.

We also have social events throughout the year.

What do campaigners do?

Just some of the things that our active campaigners do:

  • Helping out at events, talking to members of the public about environmental issues
  • Writing material for this website
  • Meeting local politicians to encourage them to support local and national campaigns
  • Fundraising
  • Organising events, including gigs and public debates
  • Writing and producing our newsletter
  • Planning and running campaigns
  • Researching and writing responses to local consultations
  • Representing the group at consultation events

Find out more about the work our members do by reading the volunteer spotlights.

For more information about what we do or our meetings, please contact us.

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