Friends of the Earth Australia is a national federation composed of independent member groups.
Friends of the Earth Australia has no bosses. Members of the federation remain autonomous in the way that they do their campaign work, their budgeting, and the way they structure themselves.
All members of Friends of the Earth Australia agree with and work towards the aims and objectives of the federation, and remain independent of any political parties and economic interests.
Friends of the Earth Australia welcomes interest from new member groups. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
Thinking about starting a new group? We welcome new Friends of the Earth local groups too!
Get in touch with us about starting your own local group.
Please see a list of current member groups as below.
As one of South Australia’s foremost community campaign organisations, Friends of the Earth Adelaide works to address social and environmental justice issues through community action.
In addition to campaigners working with on earth jurisprudence, climate justice and urban issues, Friends of the Earth Adelaide has two primary campaign collectives that welcome your involvement!
Friends of the Earth Far North Queensland was formed in 2005, originally known as FoE Kuranda. Brought together by concern about land clearing for a new highway, we now work regionally with other local and national groups on a wide range of issues.
Friends of the Earth Melbourne is a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to work toward a sustainable and equitable future, and to operate in a way that empowers individuals and communities. The FoE Melbourne cooperative and office space on Smith St in the heart of FoE and houses the FoEA secretariat.
Friends of the Earth believe that the banks, superannuation funds and governments that have custody of our money should use it to protect not damage our environment.
Market Forces' work exposes the institutions that are financing environmentally destructive projects and help Australians hold these institutions accountable. We work with the community to prevent investment in projects that would harm the environment and drive global warming.
EarthWorker Cooperative brings together people from diverse backgrounds in practical action to solve the social and environmental problems faced by communities and the planet. We provide common ground where trade unionists, environmentalists, small business people and others work together in common cause.
Our goal is to establish a network of worker-owned cooperatives committed to sustainable enterprise throughout Australia.
Healthy Futures is a group of health professionals, students and community members taking action to address climate change and related threats to health. We focus on connecting people who are concerned about the health impacts of climate change and empowering them to take collective action.
Sustainable Energy Now are working to raise awareness of how a mix of renewable energy technologies are able to meet all of Western Australia’s electricity needs. We provide presentations to government agencies, corporations, schools, community groups and politicians, as well as running display stands at public events, writing letters to the media, producing and distributing information leaflets.
School Strike 4 Climate are a coalition of students of all ages, from cities, towns and regional hubs from every part of Australia united by concern for the future of our planet. The students are striking from school to demand politicians take our future seriously & treat climate change as what it is: a crisis.
School Strike 4 Climate is autonomous and student led, Friends of the Earth provide administrative and logistical support.
Goongerah Environment Centre Office (GECO) is a grass roots community group based in the small town of Goongerah in far East Gippsland, Victoria.
Since 1993 GECO have campaigned for protection of East Gippsland’s forests. Using a variety of strategies including education and raising public awareness, political lobbying, non violent direct action, citizen science and forest monitoring, we act to protect high conservation value forests from logging.
WOTCH is a volunteer-run grassroots organisation dedicated to protecting Victoria's native forests through the use of citizen science, community engagement and advocacy.
We survey in the Central Highlands of Victoria, from Toolangi in the west all the way to Baw Baw in the east. WOTCH has managed to protect over 1500ha from logging since it was established in 2014. But sometimes surveying alone isn’t enough to save an area. That’s when the WOTCH community steps in and bands together to tell our elected representatives what we stand for, and we stand for forests.
GM Free Australia Alliance are calling for a freeze on all GM crops and food approvals in Australia. This means: no new GM crop approvals, no new GM foods and no new GM crop growing areas.
During the GM Freeze, the safety of GM foods for sale in Australia must be re-assessed and data on yield, pesticide use and effects on biodiversity of GM crops in Australia must be publicly investigated.