A bit about our campaigns

Campaigns

 

We are currently involved in the following national Friends of the Earth campaigns and local actions:

The Bee Cause
 

Bee numbers in Britain have fallen dramatically in recent years. Three bumblebee species are already extinct.

Many factors are causing bees' decline - from habitat loss, to disease, to climate change. There is also growing evidence that some pesticides harm bees. Leaf Image

Because we need bees

Bees are essential to our food supply, economy and quality of life:

  • Bees pollinate 75% of our most vital crops and favourite foods.
    Without bees and other insects we'd also have 20% less vitamin C, 41% less vitamin A and 9% less calcium.
  • Without bees it would cost UK farmers £1.8 billion a year to pollinate our crops. 
    That's more than it costs farmers to produce all the milk consumed in the UK every year.
  • They're essential to our gardens, parks and countryside.
    Bees and other insects help pollinate over 75% of our plants, which in turn are vital to our insects, birds and animals.

Because, thankfully, people are the solution

Please join The Bee Cause. And help save Britain's bees.


 
Make it Better campaign logo
 
Make it Better- coming soon!
 
 
This is our new campaign for tough new rules to make companies come clean about their supply chains - and make our products better.
 

 
New Barnfield Incinerator- see what you can do to ensure our waste is recycled, not burnt in this mega-incinerator.