Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland
We are part of an international community dedicated to protecting the natural world and the wellbeing of everyone in it. We lead campaigns, provide resources and information, and drive real solutions to the environmental problems facing us all.
We are committed to
- a peaceful and sustainable world based on societies living in harmony with nature.
- each generation enjoying an environment that’s getting better; a safer climate, abundant nature, healthy air, water and food.
- a growing and diverse network of people coming together to transform our environment into one which is flourishing, sustainable, and socially just.
Friends of the Earth Limited is a not-for-profit limited company limited by guarantee (company number 1012357).
We own the Friends of the Earth trademark and grant local action groups a licence to campaign under our name.
Friends of the Earth's Annual Progress Report 2021-22
Find out about our activities and successes in 2021-22, which were made possible thanks to our incredible community of supporters, including our generous donors.
Governance and funding
We are led by a Senior Leadership Team:
Hugh Knowles and Miriam Turner, Co-Executive Directors
Frankie Bradley, Interim Director of Finance and Operations
Eleanor Bullimore, Director of Engagement
Sotez Chowdhury, Director of Communities and Networks
Kathryn Holloway, Director of Income Generation
Clare Lyons, Director of Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns
We are governed by a Board of Non-Executive Directors. The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall strategic direction and oversight of the organisation, ensuring regulatory compliance, monitoring and evaluating risks, and approval of the annual budget and audited accounts.
We're proud that our Board has been nominated for Conservation and Environment Board of the Year at the Board Awards.
For our Memorandum and Articles of Association, please see our filing history with Companies House.
A substantial part of the funding for our charitable campaigning comes from Friends of the Earth Charitable Trust.