Friends Of The Earth

You have one minute to save the planet

Posted by jamie — 4 May 2007 at 2:15pm - Comments

Calling all YouTube fans. Fellow green movers at down the road at Friends of the Earth have launched a green film competition. They're asking for 60-second odes to the future of the planet, exploring how we look after it with the assumption that there is a day after tomorrow.

Entries need to be in by 20 August 2007 so there's plenty of time to write, film and edit your mini-masterpiece. Even if you aren't inclined to enter, you can be inspired by the entries on the FoE YouTube channel. And while you're there, you can check out our own channel (although we're not offering any prizes as yet).

Stop Esso campaign history

Posted by bex — 3 May 2003 at 8:00am - Comments
Stop Esso campaign logo

Stop Esso campaign logo

The UK Stop Esso campaign was launched in May 2001 by coalition members Greenpeace, People and Planet and Friends of the Earth.

Bianca Jagger unveiled a "Boycott Esso" mobile billboard at the campaign launch. The Body Shop, Annie Lennox, Ralph Fiennes, Jerome Flynn, Damien Hirst, Keith Allen and several politicians signed up to the boycott.

On the first Stop Esso Day, in villages, towns and cities across the UK and Ireland, over 3000 people peacefully and legally campaigned at Esso petrol stations.

Stop Esso Day II saw Julia Sawalha and Alan Davies join the protests at Esso petrol stations.

These were the largest non-violent direct actions against global warming ever seen in the UK.

May 2002 also marked the launch of Stop ExxonMobil, a US campaign aimed at Esso's parent company. Over the following months, Stop Esso spread around the globe.

Daily update COP6

Posted by bex — 21 July 2001 at 12:00am - Comments
Under threat - polar bear

Under threat - polar bear

Update: 21st July

The highlight Saturday outside the conference center, was a massive lifeboat organised by Friends of the Earth, constructed with planks covered in messages from all over the world, and towed throughout the city of Bonn and eventually into the Robert Schumann Platz at the conference center. A party atmosphere prevailed throughout the demonstration, and a good time was had by all.

Inside, Chairman Pronk outlined the process that he planned to use to get us through the final stage of negotiation, which is complicated enough to not bear repeating.

Suffice it to say that his plan called for a series of working groups which would report back to him. Then he would write up a text for consideration by the different groups. This was to happen sometime late in the afternoon. The paper finally arrived some time after 11 PM, so Greenpeace and all the other organisations got hold of copies and rushed off to put together commentary on it.

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