South East

What's happening in the South East?

We live in a region that has beautiful countryside and abundant resources despite there being over 8 million of us. We contribute more than other regions to the country's carbon dioxide emissions while being at risk from climate change as we've seen with more flooding incidents affecting our communities.

    I’m Brenda Pollack, Regional Campaigner for the South East region. I’m based in Brighton where I've lived for 30 years. 

    Please get in touch to let me know how Friends of the Earth can work with you.

    Follow me on Twitter @BrendaPollack, email [email protected] or call 01273 964995.

    We also have a network of local groups across the South East. Find your nearest local group.


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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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    One and a half degrees: Can we change in time?

    Saturday, June 17, 2017

    This free event is for everyone - its aim is to motivate all of us to learn more about climate change - and how to take practical action to minimise its effects, locally, nationally and internationally. Stalls from different organisations, art and technology displays, films, talks by experts, live music and more, will illustrate the risks posed by climate change, and possible solutions, at the event. Given the significance of climate change in every child’s future, Swale FoE are really keen to involve schools in this event, and there are opportunities for pupils to show their understanding and creativity. For more information go to:

    Contact: Swale Friends of the Earth:
    Location: The Alexander Centre, 15-17 Preston Street, ME13 8NZ Faversham, Kent
    Start time: 10.00
    End time: 16.00
    Organisation or Local Group: Swale Friends of the Earth
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