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Where the money goes

Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland consists of two parts:

Friends of the Earth Trust is an educational charity that carries out most of our work on campaigning, research, education and publishing.

Friends of the Earth Limited carries out our campaigns to change Government policies. This is because charity law does not allow charities to do this work.

Friends of the Earth Limited

For every pound you give:

Donate to fight fracking

Drilling rig next to field of cabages

A fracking site in Lancashire. Photo: © REAF

David Cameron and George Osborne are determined to bring fracking for shale gas to the UK.

In the US, evidence is mounting for the environmental and human costs of fracking. A toxic mix of chemicals left underground, high pollution levels and earthquakes can be all side-effects of the fracking process.

Join the Big Green Bike Ride

Cyclists

Photo: © Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth's Big Green Bike Ride 2013: London - New Forest

Saturday 27 - Sunday 28 April 2013

Have fun, get fit, and raise money for Friends of the Earth on this sponsored bike ride.

Volunteer Campaigner vacancies (various campaigns)

Based: At home

Why we want you

Campaigning is the lifeblood of Friends of the Earth. Our campaigns can be local, national or international. They aim to achieve social, economic and political change that benefits both people and the environment. We need enthusiastic and committed people to help make this change a reality.

Campaigners take responsibility for a specific campaign or subject area either:

  • individually or
  • as part of a campaign sub-group.

You will:

Volunteering with Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Join our winning team

There are a number of different ways in which you can get involved with the Cardiff Friends of the Earth. However much time you can spare - even it it’s only a couple of hours a month - it’s all valuable. You will also find new friends, make good use of your existing skills and learn new ones.

Volunteer Senior Energy Campaigner vacancy

Based: At home

Why we want you

Would you enjoy leading a team of volunteers? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Cardiff Friends of the Earth are about to start work on the new Clean British Energy campaign. This aims to persuade the Government to switch from dirty imported fossil fuels and develop clean British power from the wind, sun and water.

Volunteers are an essential part of our team They are at the heart of what we do. Without their help, we could not win our campaigns.

Volunteer Senior Wildlife Campaigner vacancy

Based: At home

Why we want you

Would you enjoy leading a team of volunteers? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Cardiff Friends of the Earth are about to start work on the new Bee Cause campaign. Britain's bees are under threat. Yet we need bees. They're important to our food supply, economy and quality of life. We want the Government needs to adopt a National Bee Action Plan to ensure that the way we farm our food and plan our towns and cities gets bees back on track.

Volunteer spotlight - Chris Brown

Chris Brown. Campaigner, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Photo: Heather Webber, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

How long have you been involved with Cardiff Friends of the Earth?

For about 18 years.

What do you do at Cardiff Friends of the Earth?

Support us financially

By making a donation to Friends of the Earth you will help protect our planet and ensure social justice for all. Friends of the Earth relies on individual supporters like you for 90% of our income. This is why your donation is so critical. Thank you for your support.

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Donation FAQs

Why does Friends of the Earth spend money on fundraising?

We spend money on fundraising to raise more money. Every we pound spend on supporter recruitment and fundraising generates £11 for Friends of the Earth Limited and £7 for Friends of the Earth Trust.

What is the difference between Friends of the Earth Trust and Friends of the Earth Limited?

Friends of the Earth is made up of two distinct organisations:

  • Friends of the Earth Trust
  • Friends of the Earth Limited

Both are committed to:

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