North East

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.

Get in touch - ring me on 0113 2428150, email me at [email protected], follow me on Twitter @SimonBowens or join the Friends of the Earth North East Facebook Group.

We also have a network of local groups across Yorkshire & the Humber. Find your local group here.

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Friday, June 2, 2017 to Sunday, June 4, 2017

Basecamp is Friends of the Earth's annual flagship gathering of the environmental justice movement. Located in the stunning Peak District, it is a festival of ideas and action. The ideal place to find out more about making a change in your community. From spoon carving to legal seminars, bands that make you boogie to incredible speakers, we promise BASECAMP will take you on a journey full of inspiration. What have people previously said about Basecamp? "Can't wait for next year!" "It exceeded my expectations in every way possible - thank you." "I came away more inspired than I imagined I would be." That about says it all. Basecamp 2017 will be run from 2-4 June: come and be inspired. Bookings opening soon!

Contact: [email protected]
Location: Castleton YHA
Start time: 14:00
Organisation or Local Group: Friends of the Earth Presents
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