Protect our nature sites

Castell Coch and beech wood

Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Nature sites like the Beech Woods near Castell Coch, Cardiff are protected by European laws. These laws and the wildlife they protect are now under threat because they are being reviewed by the European Commission.

Free Vadim Shebanov

Man being led away by two riot policemen

Photo: Friends of the Earth Ukraine/Зелений світ.

LEGO buys wind turbines

Lego model wind turbine

Cardiff Friends of the Earth welcome the decision by LEGO's parent company to buy almost a third of a German offshore wind power project. This will allow LEGO to add a label to its boxes saying that it uses wind energy.

Save Sumava National Park

Four policemen carrying a protester in forest.

Czech police carrying away a protestor. Photo: Hnutí DUHA - Přátelé Země Česká republika

Please join Friends of the Earth Czech Republic in calling on their government to abandon plans to cut down large areas of previously protected forest rich in biodiversity and home to endangered wildlife.

Tell Euro MPs to put their best hoof forward

Black and white cow 

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Thousands across Europe have joined us in calling for planet-friendly farming in Europe's farm policy reform. Because of this MEPs have accepted the need to:

Show your opposition to GM crops in Europe

Evil corn on the cob with a "Stop the Crop" logo

In March the European Commission gave the go ahead to the first genetically modified crop to be grown in Europe since 1998. This decision has been condemned by Friends of the Earth Europe.

COP out at Copenhagen - the struggle for climate justice continues

UN logo - overheating world

Thank you to everyone who took action over the 2009 Convention of the Parties (COP) climate change talks in Copenhagen. There was a fantastic turn out of Cardiff Friends of the Earth supporters for The Wave rally in London the weekend before the talks started. Some members of the group also traveled to Copenhagen for the talks.

Trick or Treat - Which will we get at Copenhagen?

Politicians sitting at a table decorated with a Halloween pumpkin

Cardiff politicians at the Trick or Treat event. Photo: Julian Rosser, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

This action is now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part.

Come and grill your politicians on climate change! We have organised a question-time style Halloween event to talk to our politicians about the international climate talks in Copenhagen this December.

Fix the Food Chain

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The meat and the dairy industry produces more climate-changing emissions than every plane, train and car on the planet. The food chain links factory farms in the UK to the rainforests of South America where huge soy plantations are wiping out wildlife and making climate change worse.

Ask for EU recycling targets

James Maiden, handing Councillor Simon Wakefield a bottle at City Hall

Cardiff Friends of the Earth Coordinator, James Maiden, handing Chair of the Environmental Scrutiny Committee, Simon Wakefield, a Message in a Bottle. Photo: Lyndsay Maiden.

Ask for EU recycling targets

The European Union is currently reviewing its main waste law, the Waste Framework Directive. There is a disagreement between the European Parliament and the EU member states over what should be in it.

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