What we do

Discover more about our campaigns and how you can help

Climate & Energy Justice campaigns

For over 40 years Friends of the Earth has campaigned on the understanding that you can't separate environmental and social justice issues and with climate change there is no difference.

There is a lot going on with nuclear issues at the moment, thanks for taking the time to read our update.
Em Gayfer – As part of Friends of the Earth's 45th birthday celebration in 2019, members of FoE Melbourne's Dirt Radio team came together...
Jim Crosthwaite – With an unpredictable climate already upon us, achieving net zero emissions by 2050 is not enough. Half the world's emissions have...

Land & Water campaigns

Friends of the Earth believe that it is time to live in harmony with the natural environment and stop trying to tame it with excessive land clearing and mining, deforestation and pesticide use.

Friends of the Earth member group, GECO, have released shocking footage of renewed logging activity in Victoria's fire ravaged forests.
The interim report from a landmark review into Australia's national environment laws has concluded that the environment is getting worse despite the laws that...
New research conducted by Melbourne University has revealed for the first time, that the widely used herbicide, Atrazine, can interfere and disrupt signals from...

Food & Technology campaigns

Friends of the Earth believe all people have the right to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods and that technological advances need to be proven safe before they are deployed.

Louise Sales – They were the poster children of the gene editing revolution. In 2014, the US company Recombinetics announced they had developed gene...
The Melbourne Friends of the Earth Food Coop team have been working around the clock to continue to serve our Collingwood community and provide...
As reported on ABC’s Background Briefing, Victoria based company – Total Livestock Genetics – has bred dairy cows from ‘gene edited’ bulls whose genomes...

Economics for Earth campaigns

Capitalism and Neo-liberal policies are driving causes of much of the destruction we see on the planet today - we believe there is a better way to do things.

Friends of the Earth Australia has supported a call from WoMin African Alliance for the African Union, African Heads of State, International Financial Institutions, Chinese Lending Bodies...
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Next year marks 10 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 and the subsequent nuclear accident at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi...

Indigenous Land & Rights campaigns

Australia was colonised and the resulting Frontier Wars stripped land and rights from the original inhabitants who for millennia maintained a sustainable custodianship over these lands.

Friends of the Earth stands in solidarity with the Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation and Indigenous people around the globe. We recognise the intrinsic link between environmental...
In pursuing its plan for a national nuclear waste dump near Kimba on SA's Eyre Peninsula, the federal government is ignoring the unanimous opposition...
Today, on unceded Gadigal Land, NSW, police arrested and fined Aboriginal family and supporters of the murdered 26 year old Dunghutti man, David Dungany...