What's does Friends of the Earth do in the North East?
North East England's engineering expertise and creativity are strengths that could be harnessed for positive change.
Friends of the Earth is committed to delivering the transition away from fossil fuels into a cleaner, more prosperous economy.
This has started to happen as the region becomes a hotbed for the production of electric vehicles and offshore renewable energy.
We are working in our communities to tackle climate change and enhance our natural spaces.
I'm Simon Bowens.
After spending a decade in industry, I started working for Friends of the Earth in 2004.
I'm our regional campaigner in the North East, a job I love, having been brought up in the region and educated within sight of ICI Wilton.
I'm really excited about the future of the North East as we get to grips with the challenges of sustainable living in the 21st century.
When I'm not working, I'm either spending time with my wife and two young children or I'm out on my bike.
We also have a network of local groups across Yorkshire & the Humber. Find your local group here.