Big wins on bees, nuclear dumping and Shell - what a week
People make Friends of the Earth what it is and this week you've helped prove that in a big way.
On Wednesday, three major retailers - B&Q, Homebase and Wickes - all announced they're banning pesticides linked to shrinking bee populations.Then the European Commission proposed laws to limit the use of these dangerous chemicals. It's a big step forward for our Bee Cause campaign.
The same day as the Bee Cause success we were celebrating again.
Friends of the Earth in Nigeria and Holland helped four Nigerian farmers achieve victory in the Dutch courts. The court found that oil giant Shell's Nigerian subsidiary broke the law by failing to prevent sabotage to facilities which then caused pollution to farmland.
We're one part of a huge international environmental network making waves around the world.
But the applause didn't stop there. Back in the UK, our group in West Cumbria had a major win - stopping a nuclear waste dump being built in the Lake District. Another powerful example of the work our groups are doing in communities across the country.
All of it was national news. All of it depended on people like you. It goes to show how influential we can be when we work together. And that's why we need more of you.
So while I've got your attention, please do just one simple thing now - share this page with your friends and family. Show them how they can be part of it too.
Here's to next week!
Head of Activism
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